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

By: and - October 4, 2021 7:30 am

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is part of a group of Democrats stalling passage of a $3.5 trillion spending package. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/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 New Jersey Monitor. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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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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