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Suspending the Rules is Bloomberg Government’s weekly look at what’s happening in Congress, featuring news and analysis from BGOV’s team of legislative analysts and reporters.

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Suspending the Rules is Bloomberg Government’s weekly look at what’s happening in Congress, featuring news and analysis from BGOV’s team of legislative analysts and reporters.

    Spending Allocations Agreed as Dec. 20 Deadline Looms

    Spending Allocations Agreed as Dec. 20 Deadline Looms

    With less than three weeks left before government funding runs out, negotiators from the Republican-led Senate and Democratic-controlled House have agreed to topline spending figures for the 12 annual appropriations bills.

    Lawmakers will work to finalize details in the bills before a potential government shutdown begins after Dec. 20.

    On this episode of “Suspending the Rules” from Bloomberg Government, budget and appropriations reporter Jack Fitzpatrick breaks down the state of budget negotiations and previews what’s to come.

    Contact the BGOV podcast team at BGOVpodcast@bgov.com.

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    Hosts: Adam M. Taylor, Sarah Babbage
    Audio Editor: RJ Jewell

    • 15 min
    Congress Tees Up CR to Hold Off Shutdown Till Holidays

    Congress Tees Up CR to Hold Off Shutdown Till Holidays

    Congress plans to vote this week on a continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 20. The move buys time for Democrats and Republicans to, potentially, conclude negotiations over spending allocations and the details of the 12 annual appropriations bills.

    On this episode of “Suspending the Rules,” Bloomberg Government’s podcast, budget and appropriations reporter Jack Fitzpatrick breaks down the state of play in the spending fight. Legislative analyst Michael Smallberg also joins the show to discuss a few other bills the House has scheduled for this week.

    Contact the BGOV podcast team at BGOVpodcast@bgov.com.

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    Hosts: Adam M. Taylor, Sarah Babbage
    Audio Editor: RJ Jewell

    • 15 min
    What to Watch Ahead of 2020 Congressional Races

    What to Watch Ahead of 2020 Congressional Races

    Congressional campaigns are taking stock of off-year election results in Kentucky, Virginia, and Mississippi as they ramp up their plans for the next 12 months. They'll also be watching how Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards fares in Louisiana's Nov. 16 runoff election.  

    On this episode of “Suspending the Rules” from Bloomberg Government, in-house elections experts Greg Giroux and Kyle Trygstad discuss the races that will make or break the parties' majorities and the effects President Donald Trump is having on the races. 

    Contact the BGOV podcast team at BGOVpodcast@bgov.com.

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    Hosts: Adam M. Taylor, Sarah Babbage
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    • 17 min
    AI, Privacy Top Rep. Jerry McNerney’s Tech Agenda

    AI, Privacy Top Rep. Jerry McNerney’s Tech Agenda

    Artificial intelligence, digital privacy, and other technology policy debates are all issues Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) plans to address as a leader of the Congressional AI Caucus and a member of the House committee with jurisdiction over tech.

    On this episode of “Suspending the Rules” from Bloomberg Government, technology policy reporter Rebecca Kern sits down with McNerney to discuss AI, privacy legislation, the “Section 230” liability shield for tech companies, and Twitter’s recent decision not to accept political ads on its platform.

    Contact the BGOV podcast team at BGOVpodcast@bgov.com.

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    Hosts: Adam M. Taylor, Sarah Babbage
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    • 26 min
    Fight Over Armenian Killings Comes to House Floor

    Fight Over Armenian Killings Comes to House Floor

    The House this week will vote on condemning the Ottoman Empire’s slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians during and after World War I under a nonbinding resolution. The event is widely known as the Armenian Genocide, a term Turkey disputes.

    On this episode of “Suspending the Rules,” a podcast from Bloomberg Government, legislative analyst Naoreen Chowdhury and congressional reporter Emily Wilkins discuss the resolution, why it’s coming up now, and why Turkey objects. The two also break down a separate bill the House will vote on this week which would impose sanctions on Turkish officials in response to attacks on Kurdish forces in Syria.

    Contact the BGOV podcast team at BGOVpodcast@bgov.com.

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    Hosts: Adam M. Taylor, Sarah Babbage
    Audio Editor: RJ Jewell

    • 9 min
    Foreign Election Meddling Targeted By House Bills

    Foreign Election Meddling Targeted By House Bills

    Foreign offers of assistance to federal campaigns would have to be reported to law enforcement under a bill the House plans to take up this week. Other provisions in the “SHIELD Act” would require disclosures on online political ads similar to those in print or on television and would make social media platforms keep records of ad requests.

    On this episode of Bloomberg Government’s “Suspending the Rules” podcast, legislative analyst Michael Smallberg and senior editor for money and politics Ken Doyle break down the bill, Republicans’ opposition to it, and its prospects in the Senate.

    Contact the BGOV podcast team at BGOVpodcast@bgov.com.

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    Hosts: Adam M. Taylor, Sarah Babbage
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    • 14 min

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