The 2024 Congressional Outlook

January 9, 2024 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

2024 started with two spending deadlines looming on January 19 and February 2. With lawmakers working to avert a government shutdown and make progress on other big-ticket items they didn’t get to in 2023, including the Farm Bill, we’re left wondering what the year will bring.

On January 9, Bloomberg Government’s Loren Duggan and other members of our news and analysis team gathered to share updates and discuss what Congress can get done in an election year – watch the webinar replay now to hear their insights and learn more.



Loren Duggan
Deputy News Director
Bloomberg Government

Loren Duggan works across Bloomberg Government's news and analysis team to deliver content that helps government affairs professionals do their jobs. Loren has extensive experience with legislative coverage, including leading analysis and news teams, and editing and authoring stories, bill summaries and OnPoints. Loren has appeared on Bloomberg Radio, the Federal News Network and at in-person events discussing legislation and public policy.

Kate Ackley
Senior Reporter, Congress Team
Bloomberg Government

Kate Ackley is a senior reporter on Bloomberg Government's Congress Team where she covers influence and lobbying on Capitol Hill. She is an expert on K Street and the relationship between Congress and those seeking to influence it. She has won several awards for her news coverage and columns, including the National Press Club’s Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis. Recent TV appearances include C-SPAN, MSNBC, and Fox5.

Jack Fitzpatrick
Senior Reporter
Bloomberg Government

Jack Fitzpatrick covers the budget and appropriations process in Congress. He interviews lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill, focusing on the fiscal side of all policy areas. He has appeared on C-SPAN, MSNBC.com, Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, among others. Before coming to Bloomberg Government, he covered energy policy for Morning Consult and congressional campaigns for National Journal. He has a bachelor’s in journalism and a master’s in mass communication from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School.

Danielle Parnass
Deputy Team Leader
Bloomberg Government

Danielle Parnass is deputy team lead for legislative analysis at Bloomberg Government and covers health, education, and agriculture. She also cohosts BGOV's "Suspending the Rules" podcast. Danielle previously worked at the House Financial Services Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and Congressional Budget Office doing communications, research, and analysis. She has a masters in public policy from Georgetown University and her bachelor's in journalism and government from the University of Maryland.