Why there’s such an impasse in Congress: Some questions and answers

By: and - October 4, 2021 6:00 am

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stand for the presentation of colors during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Congress may have kept the federal government operating with an 11th-hour flurry of votes on Thursday, but several key pieces of the Democratic agenda remain in limbo.

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Louisiana Illuminator. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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Jacob Fischler

Jacob Fischler is a national correspondent for States Newsroom.

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