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The Deeper Dig: Clocking the congressional calendar

Vermont Congressional delegation
Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch. File photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

Saturday marked the end of the federal fiscal year. Leading up to Sept. 30, members of Congress worked to meet deadlines on several authorizations that fund government programs across the country.

In Vermont, decisions on the children’s health insurance program and the Federal Aviation Administration carry major impacts on state services. Meanwhile, debates about health care and tax reform indicate the Republican-led Congress’ ongoing priorities.

On this week’s podcast, VTDigger’s Elizabeth Hewitt, who has been reporting from Capitol Hill, describes what Congress did — and didn’t — get done before its deadline.


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