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CLIP: Wasteful Federal Spending Report
Senator James Lankford (R-OK) gave an overview of the 2016 “Federal Fumbles” report, which details $247 billion of federal spending that the senator believes is unnecessary or excessive. He also discussed the federal budget process and ways to improve it.
December 8, 2016 : 8 min. 31 sec.

CLIP: Congressional Earmarks
Stephen Dinan talked about the debate in Congress over restoration of earmarks, as well as the history of earmarks and how members of Congress use and negotiate special federal spending for their pet projects.
November 21, 2016 : 5 min. 32 sec.

CLIP: Lame-Duck Session of Congress Preview
Scott Wong reported by video from Capitol Hill on key issues to be debated during the lame-duck session of Congress beginning this week as well as congressional leadership elections. He discussed the changes in the political dynamic among Republicans in Congress since the presidential election. Video clips were shown of Representatives Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Daniel Kildee (D-MI) speaking on the House floor about the continuing budget resolution on September 28, 2016.
November 11, 2016 : 13 min. 43 sec.

CLIP: Congress Overrides Veto of 9/11 Bill
A look at Congress' veto override of a bill allowing the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to sue Saudi Arabia. USA Today's Gregory Korte talked about the first congressional override of a presidential veto during the Obama administration and a clip of President Obama's reaction to the vote was included.
September 29, 2016 : 8 min. 11 sec.

CLIP: Campaign 2016 House Races
Kyle Trygstad talked about key 2016 House races, as well as whether the Democratic Party has a chance of taking back the chamber in November. Other topics included the role of party committees, fundraising, and redistricting. Television ads from key races were also shown.
September 20, 2016 : 9 min. 2 sec.

CLIP: Congressional Agenda
Journalists Niels Lesniewski and Kelsey Snell previewed the issues facing the House and the Senate as both chambers return to to work after a seven-week recess. Topics included a spending deal to avoid a government shutdown and funding to combat the Zika virus.
September 5, 2016 : 5 min. 3 sec.

CLIP: 2016 Congressional Races
Adam Wollner talked about key congressional races to watch in the 2016 election, as well as the likelihood that Republicans can preserve their majorities in the House and Senate.
August 22, 2016 : 6 min. 43 sec.

CLIP: House Democratic Sit-In
House Democrats staged a sit-in to call for legislative action on gun control in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. Members stayed on the floor after the House went in to recess.
June 22, 2016 : 7 min. 36 sec.

CLIP: Key Races in the 2016 Congressional Elections
Stuart Rothenberg and Nathan Gonzales talked about key House and Senate races in 2016 and the potential effects of the presidential race on congressional contests.
June 5, 2016 : 11 min. 2 sec.

CLIP: Federal Transportation Infrastructure Funding
Casey Dinges talked about the federal government’s role in funding state infrastructure projects and an American Society of Civil Engineers analysis suggesting $3 trillion in federal funds is needed over the next ten years.
May 16, 2016 : 7 min. 45 sec.
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