Government Funding Runs Out Feb. 18

With little progress being made on fiscal year 2022 appropriations, it’s increasingly likely that Congress will need to pass another stopgap continuing resolution to fund the government through Sept. 30. In early December, Congress approved a short-term spending bill to keep federal agencies running through Feb. 18. Congressional appropriators have been trying to reach consensus… Read more »

Manchin Not Interested in Reviving BBB Talks

Senate Democrats would like to revive discussions on President Biden’s $1.7 trillion social and climate spending package, the Build Back Better Act, but Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) remains an obstacle. This week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he’s had recent conversations with Manchin about the House-passed BBB but Manchin disputed the notion that… Read more »