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First appropriations bills head to House floor

The House is taking up seven appropriations bills as one package next week, bringing debates about federal funding for abortion, environmental policy and infrastructure to the floor. CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and David Lerman break down the road ahead for these bills and more. Show Notes: Budget reconciliation package outline set at $3.5 trillion…

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Biden tests campaign messaging in Virginia governor’s race

The distance from the White House to Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Va., is only about six miles, but the short trip Friday evening gives President Joe Biden a first chance to try out his messaging as a campaign surrogate. Biden will be stumping for former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe is running to return to office…

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Yellen urges lawmakers to act on debt limit in September

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen issued a warning to Congress on Friday that the department may not be able to continue paying the nation’s bills past September without action from lawmakers. Yellen wrote to congressional leaders that once the current debt limit suspension expires at the end of July, the department will begin using so-called…

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Photos of the week ending July 23, 2021

July in D.C. is a time for hot dogs, thunderstorms, protests and, of course, the race to finish congressional business before the August recess. Roll Call photojournalists were there to capture the photos of the week. The post Photos of the week ending July 23, 2021 appeared first on Roll Call.

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