Chad Pergram

Chad Pergram


Chad Pergram covers Congress for FOX News. He's won an Edward R. Murrow Award and the Joan Barone Award for his reporting on Capitol Hill.

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If lawmakers ok a straight CR to avoid a gov't shutdown, it simply re-ups all money on an interim basis. Fox is told that President Trump would still have “transfer authority” available to him to move some money, without Congressional approval, potentially for a border wall.

Expect State Department official George Kent and acting Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor to be on the same panel at the impeachment hrng Wed. Friday’s hearing with former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will begin at 9 am et

Fox is told that House and Senate appropriators continue to work behind the scenes to avoid a government shutdown late next week. The government is funded through 11:59:59 pm et November 21.

Senate Apps Cmte Chair Shelby indicated he may meet w/key appropriators tomorrow. Fox is told that mtg may not happen as the sides are trading offers to try to avoid a shutdown.

Three major questions loom over the appropriations process to avoid a shutdown: 1)How long is an interim spending bill (known as a Continuing Resolution or “CR”)? Fox is told they are angling for somewhere between December 20 & December 22.

Three major questions loom as the sides try to avoid a gov't shutdown: 2) What are the allocations for each of the 12 spending areas? The idea is that a CR would allow Hse/Senate to get a deal on spending bills for the next month and implement all of them, en masse, in late Dec

3 questions as they try to avoid a gov't shutdown: 3) What impact does impeachment have on any chance of a government shutdown? One source close to the process described impeachment as a “known unknown,” to paraphrase former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

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Kavanaugh Yale classmate Chris Dudley: We drank in college. I was with Brett frequently in college, whether it be in the gym, in class or socializing. I never ever saw Brett blackout. Not one time..I have never seen him to be disrespectful or inappropriate with women.

Fox confirms WH directs Army Corps of Engineers to see if it can divert money to border wall from disaster funding bill to cover wildfires in California, hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico

Freshmen House Democrats departed the Capitol on buses moments ago for a meeting in Washington with President Obama

Amid Kavanaugh furor & threats to mbrs, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) tells Fox that his wife received a text with a video attachment showing a gruesome beheading. Someone has has also released the names of and addresses of his family members.

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