Bloomberg Exclusives

No deals in sight as spending, debt limit deadlines loom

House Republican leaders may be planning to force action on a $1.1 trillion, 12-bill omnibus spending package in early September, but this year’s fiscal follies marking the budget process are expected to last weeks—if not months—before a final plan to fund federal agencies is set, budget analysts said.

‘Miracle on Hudson’ captain fights air traffic control spinoff in new ad

Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger is back with a message for general aviation and rural airport advocates: The fight against the air traffic control spinoff is not over.

Flood insurance lobbying soars as program expiration looms

The number of groups lobbying on flood insurance jumped 51 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from the same time last year, as Congress ramped up work on renewing a federal program key to the lenders, insurers and other businesses operating in flood-prone communities.

Treasury feeling pinch of inflation, even as Federal Reserve isn’t

Inflation may not be seen as a major headache among consumers or the Federal Reserve these days, but it’s enough to pinch the Treasury Department’s coffers a little bit this year.

No rest for the weary: Time to gear up for next spending bill battle

While House Republican leaders may be out of town, they’ve called in their orders for September, telling aides to get the eight unfinished appropriations bills ready to bring to the floor as soon as the first week back.

Spending, debt cap top to-do list: What to watch after recess

Measures to avoid a default on U.S. debt and a government shutdown top a long list of must-pass bills awaiting lawmakers when Congress returns after its August recess.

Border wall money may be this year’s leading fiscal ‘showstopper’

The crises that have dominated Washington’s recent budget battles increasingly have hung on one showstopper issue, be it the Affordable Care Act, or Planned Parenthood, or immigration.

House GOP’s $1.6 billion border wall plan sets up fight

House Republicans unveiled a spending bill that includes funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, setting up a clash with Democrats that risks a government shutdown later this year.

F-35 program costs jump to $406.5 billion in latest estimate

The cost of the F-35 jet program, already the most expensive U.S. weapons program ever, is estimated to climb further as the plane’s production period gets extended, according to figures submitted to Congress on Monday.

Revised health-care plan to be unveiled this week in Senate

Senate Republican leaders plan to unveil a revised version of their health-care bill later this week after making little progress on winning over party holdouts.