Phoner: Davis Hawkings, Congressional Quarterly, Managing Editor goes over what’s next in Congressional efforts to fund the federal the government. Yesterday, the Senate failed to pass two competing proposals to fund the federal government. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said no effort will succeed unless tax increases and cuts to entitle programs are developed. House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy said Republicans are talking about a new stopgap bill to fund the government for two to four weeks. The government is operating now on a stopgap bill that funds the government through March 18.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) gives her views on today’s House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response.”
Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA), Natural Resources Committee Chairman, discusses what U.S. should do about rising gas and oil prices and whether it should tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post, Federal Government Reporter & Blogger discusses federal employee compensation, which Republicans say is too high and Democrats say is too low. He will also talks about how contracting jobs out may play a role in higher costs.