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CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and budget tracker David Lerman explain how lawmakers in Congress spend the nation’s money.

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CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and budget tracker David Lerman explain how lawmakers in Congress spend the nation’s money.

    COVID-19 relief talks progress slowly

    COVID-19 relief talks progress slowly

    Trump administration officials and congressional leaders seem to be making some progress on the next COVID-19 relief bill following more than a week of talks. But key issues remain, including unemployment insurance, schools reopening, and state and local aid. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt break down the recent negotiations, discuss the sticking points and look at where negotiations go from here.
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    • 18 min
    Senate Republicans release their COVID-19 relief bill. Is it enough?

    Senate Republicans release their COVID-19 relief bill. Is it enough?

    CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt discuss the latest COVID-19 relief bill from Senate Republicans, breaking down its provisions, disagreements within the GOP and Democrats' criticisms of the package. They also explain how long it could take for negotiators to reach bipartisan agreement.
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    • 17 min
    COVID-19 aid negotiations ramp up

    COVID-19 aid negotiations ramp up

    Republican leaders are expected to unveil what they want in the next COVID-19 aid package this week, targeting small-business loans, money for schools and hospitals, liability protection for employers and another round of tax rebate checks. But while Republicans want their bill to be roughly $1 trillion, Democrats want that much alone for state and local governments, highlighting a disconnect between the two parties. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt discuss what we can expect as negotiations between Democrats and Republicans begin.
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    • 16 min
    What’s in the Labor-HHS-Education bill for fiscal 2021?

    What’s in the Labor-HHS-Education bill for fiscal 2021?

    CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt discuss some of the key provisions in the fiscal 2021 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill, including money for emergency funding for public health agencies, reductions to charter school funding and a provision blocking federal funding for abortions in most cases.

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    • 16 min
    Confederate statues, COVID-19, nuclear testing mark appropriations process

    Confederate statues, COVID-19, nuclear testing mark appropriations process

    House Democrats have unveiled fiscal 2021 spending bills that amount to an assault on the Trump administration agenda. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt outline the likely partisan clashes looming in the election-year appropriations process and the next round of coronavirus relief.
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    • 19 min
    COVID-19’s impact on Social Security and Medicare trust funds

    COVID-19’s impact on Social Security and Medicare trust funds

    An economic recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic means a drop in payroll tax revenues that finance the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt discuss how quickly the funds could be depleted and what Congress might do to save them. They also give a preview of the appropriations process that begins in the House next week.
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    • 16 min

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Love the show!

David Lerman and his colleagues demonstrate their expertise on the federal budget process. Have a great day, David!

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Great for quick, non-partisan budget updates

I’m an MPP who doesn’t always have time to keep track of the federal budget process. This podcast has helped me stay afloat of what is going on each week, featuring the overall budget picture as well as specific aspects like an appropriation or CBO report. Great podcast!

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