Congress

Overkill to Use Review Act on Nonbinding Guidance, Critics Say

The Senate voted April 18 to overturn nonbinding federal agency guidance using the Congressional Review Act process, a new legislative tactic critics said was needless overkill.

Pentagon Releases Second Draft RFP for JEDI Cloud Contract

The Pentagon will stick with its plan to issue a single-award contract for its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, commercial cloud procurement, according to a second draft request for proposals.

School Choice for Military Families Considered for Defense Bill

House lawmakers are considering whether to include a measure on school choice for military families in a major defense bill.

Senators Skeptical About Trump Efforts to Cut Funds From Omnibus

Senators are vacillating between reluctance and hostility toward any White House efforts to rescind funds from the fiscal 2018 omnibus spending package that Congress passed last month.

Shelby to Lead Spending Panel; New Subcommittee Heads Also OK’d

The Senate approved the choice of Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) to lead the Appropriations Committee and oversee more than $1.3 trillion in annual federal spending.

House Vote on Aviation Bill Likely Week of April 23: Sources

The House could vote as soon as the week of April 23 on a multi-year extension of aviation programs that wouldn’t include a controversial air traffic control spinoff provision, several House and committee aides tell Bloomberg Government.

Who’s Leaving Congress With Million-Dollar Reserves (Corrected)

Retiring senators and House members are sitting on about $38.6 million in campaign funds they’re not going to be needing this year.

Senate Prepares to Fill Trump Team’s Management Gaps

A push is underway to fill holes remaining in President Donald Trump’s lineup of deputy department heads—the managers who oversee the day-to-day work of the federal government’s 2 million civilian employees.

Omnibus Could Free Up Time for Farm Bill: Conaway

The sooner Congress passes the omnibus spending bill, the quicker it will be able to pass the next farm bill, the House Agriculture Committee chairman said.

Lipinski Faces Primary Challenge: Races to Watch in Illinois

The Blue Dog Coalition, a small bloc of centrist House Democrats whittled down by recent Republican election wins, will be watching Tuesday’s primaries in Illinois to see if one of its leaders survives a challenge from a well-funded liberal.