Ep. 10: Conservatives Ready to Surrender Passing Spending Bills

The Week Ahead

Posted July 8, 2016 at 5:50pm

Congress has been unable thus far to pass any of the 12 spending bills to stave off a government shutdown Sept. 30 and lawmakers are preparing to punt yet again, CQ Roll Call’s appropriations reporter Ryan McCrimmon tells our host Adriel Bettelheim. Andrew Siddons zeroes in on the obstacles lawmakers face coming up with a plan to fight the prescription painkiller epidemic across the country. Jacob Fischler explains how a plan to make air traffic control a quasi-governmental outfit did not make it into legislation to extend FAA operations. He also lists the air carriers poised to fly to Cuba.


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