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Erik Wasson, Staff Writer, The Hill Newspaper

Congress may seem consumed by hot-button issues like the Veterans Affairs scandal, but it is moving forward on the nitty-gritty. The House has passed a few fiscal 2015 budget bills. It's moving forward on others. In the Senate, Senate Appropriations Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) pledges: no more government on auto-pilot. Her committee will approve spending bills too. For an update on all the appropriations, Erik Wasson, a staff writer at The Hill, spoke with Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Erik Wasson , budget , Barbara Mikulski , spending bills

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 06:53pm EDT
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Congress running out of time to pass priority bills

Lawmakers have about 23 real work days left before the end of the fiscal year to pass USPS reform, comprehensive cyber, DoD authorization and all the 2013 spending bills. Experts hold out little hope even after the passage of the FDA bill and the expected approval of the highway legislation.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , USPS , postal reform bill , DoD , DoD authorization bill , Tevi Troy , Hudson Institute , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , James Lewis , CSIS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 05:08am EDT
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Competing bills spell 'trouble' in upcoming session

Lawmakers should get their rest and relaxation now, because they've got lots to do when they get back from their recess. There will be hearings on federal conferences in the wake of the scandal at the General Services Administration, plus competing Postal Service, budget and cybersecurity bills. Federal News Radio asked Pete Kasperowicz at The Hill newspaper for his predictions.

Tags: Congress , Pete Kasperowicz , budget ,

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 04:01pm EDT
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