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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, center, said the government may run out of cash to pay all its bills by early June unless the debt limit is increased.

Gloomy fiscal forecast

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., may play a key role in determining the timing of an omnibus spending package.

Lame-duck fiscal agenda

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, right, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik arrive for a news conference on the House Republicans’ “Commitment to America,” on Sept. 29.

Stopgap funding finale

Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., talks with reporters in the Capitol on Sept. 14.

Spending talks morass

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., checks her watch as she leaves her hideaway office to go vote in the Capitol on Tuesday, August 2.

Democrats unite

The Ukrainian flag is raised by demonstrators outside the Russian Embassy in Washington on Feb. 27. Additional aid to Ukraine is mired in a congressional funding fight.

Aid quandary for Congress

President Biden and his allies are figuring out if there is way to salvage pieces of "Build Back Better".

Getting something done

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Feb. 27, 2018. The gross federal debt has grown to more than $28 trillion since then.

Economy, Fed paper over debt problem