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Data strategy, earmarks among major federal news stories of 2021

This past year, the federal government saw many iterations of policies, programs and initiatives, all with the goal of delivering services to the American people. Reporters reviewed some of the top stories from 2021 on “Government Matters.” Jory Heckman, reporter at Federal News Network, said it was a big year for chief data officers, citing […]


What the stimulus deal means for federal agencies

Jack Fitzpatrick, Congressional Reporter at Bloomberg Government, discusses the new stimulus deal for federal agencies and what the money is specifically going towards.


What to watch in the FY2020 spending bills

Caitlin Emma, budget and appropriations reporter at Politico and Jack Fitzpatrick, congressional reporter at Bloomberg Government, detail what the final versions of the FY20 spending bills look like, and some surprising contents within.


The Federal Beat – November 24, 2019

Troy Schneider, Editor-in-Chief of FCW and Jack Fitzpatrick, congressional reporter at Bloomberg Government, discuss the latest continuing resolution, and the obstacles in the way of appropriating a full budget. 

Government Shutdown

Government Matters (Full Show) — December 23, 2018

The partial government shutdown continued Sunday. Congress and the President could not agree on a funding deal to re-open nine federal departments and other government agencies. The shutdown is partial because Congress passed and President Trump signed appropriations for the rest of government months ago. For a status update on the shutdown and its impact […]

Government Matters with Fitzpatrick and Hawkings

What’s ahead this week on Capitol Hill

David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call, and Jack Fitzpatrick, congressional reporter at Bloomberg Government, join Francis Rose to discuss the upcoming FY19 appropriations hearings, and why they probably won’t go smoothly.


Appropriations activity on Capitol Hill this week

Time is running out for 2018 budget appropriations, and federal agencies are starting to feel the pressure. While the offices wait to learn how they can use the money given to them, Congress is dealing with some of its own issues. Some of the biggest roadblocks to passing appropriations are controversial riders attached to the […]

Government Matters with Clarkfitz and Patrick

Federal employees back to work after Congress reaches spending deal

Charlie Clark, senior correspondent for Government Executive, and Jack Fitzpatrick, congressional reporter for Bloomberg Government, discuss the short-term spending deal reached by Congress this week, and its impact on the federal workforce.

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