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Debt limit hike denied?

Republicans invited to a White House meeting with President Barack Obama on the troubling national debt are trying to build up pressure for trillions in spending cuts in exchange for any increase in the government's ability to borrow. We get an update from The Hill's Josiah Ryan.

Tags: Federal Drive , debt limit , Josiah Ryan , Congress , budget

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Tax delinquents win stimulus contracts

The Hill's Bernie Becker said some of those funds may never be recovered.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , stimulus , GAO , Bernie Becker ,

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Contractor contributions battle gets contentious

The Hill's Kevin Bogardus reports House Republicans have threatened to introduce legislation to block an executive order that would have government contractors disclose their political contributions if President Obama goes ahead with it. He explains what's at stake.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , Congress , Kevin Bogardus , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Gang of Six "running out of steam"

Budget wrangling continues on Capitol Hill. The Hill newspaper's Erik Wasson brings us up to speed.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Erik Wasson , Gang of Six , Congress

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Bin Laden now a topic on Capitol Hill

John Bennett, senior defense reporter for The Hill newspaper, told Federal News Radio how the recent news about bin Laden might play into some upcoming hearings on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , Congress , John Bennett ,

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 01:27pm EDT
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Top 10 things to watch on the debt-ceiling

Managing editor of The Hill, Bob Cusack gives us 10 things to watch for during the contentious debate.

Tags: Federal Drive , Bob Cusack , debt limit , politics , agency funding , 2012 budget

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Signs of budget cooperation bloom on the Hill

The White House and congressional Republicans on Tuesday signaled a new willingness to work together to reach a long-term budget deal. We get the latest from The Hill's Erik Wasson.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , 2012 budget , Erik Wasson

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 10:41am EDT
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Debt ceiling debate may turn ugly

Democrats are urging Republicans not to jeopardize the economy. Republicans have said any bill to raise the debt limit must be paired with significant spending cuts. The Hill's Erik Wasson says they're all getting edgy.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , debt ceiling , Erik Wasson

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 10:31am EDT
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More 'confrontation' ahead after 2011 budget

Republicans have been saying they get three bites at the apple at their attempt to cut spending, said Russell Berman, congressional reporter for The Hill.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , furlough , Russell Berman , Jolie Lee , shutdown

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 10:05am EDT
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Shutdown fudge factor may come into play

Seventy two hours or bust? If push really comes to shove, The Hill's Erik Wasson tells Federal News Radio, the House's 72 hour rule could be waived and even a 24 hour CR is seen as better than a shutdown.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , continuing resolution , shutdown , furlough , Erik Wasson , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 04/04/2011, 10:08am EDT
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