Q-and-A: Why is there such an impasse in Congress? What happens now?

Here are some questions and answers on where negotiations stand with two massive Democratic-drafted bills

By: and - October 4, 2021 3:43 am
United States Capitol by night in Washington

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., at night. (Courtesy of Russ Rohde/Getty Images)

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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 the Idaho Capital Sun. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter in the States Newsroom Washington bureau. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues as well as climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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