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Countdown to a spending deal

CQ Budget, Ep. 233

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have some key decisions to make on fiscal 2022 spending.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have some key decisions to make on fiscal 2022 spending. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

With one week to go before current government funding runs out, lawmakers are struggling to reach a deal on fiscal 2022 appropriations while accommodating a new White House request for additional Ukraine aid and pandemic relief. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Peter Cohn assess the state of spending negotiations and discuss a lower-profile bill offering a major expansion of veterans’ health care benefits.

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