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Below Maryland Juice provides a status check on a few campaigns of interest to politicos:
The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments.
 senators who say the House bill uses budgetary gimmicks to pay for roads and bridges or who want to force Congress to act before the end of the year on a long-term plan to pay for transportation programs are expected to offer amendments.
" if you have 52 percent of your market that on an almost annual or every-other-year basis is subject to Congress not shutting everything down when there isn't a great track record on doing that, would you be making long-term investments and hiring people?" Bauer said.
The most obvious solution would be to raise fuel taxes, but lawmakers are reluctant to raise taxes in an election year — especially Republicans for whom a vote in favor of any tax increase could trigger a backlash from their party's base.
Obama has been using their stories to criticize congressional Republicans in this midterm election campaign for failing to act on his legislative agenda.
Before Congress leaves town, the White House is pressing lawmakers to approve an overhaul of the Veterans Affairs health care system and funding to deal with an influx of children streaming in across the southern border.
The White House said the Kansas City letter writers included a man who thanked Obama for student loan help he received, a single mother who described her challenges raising children and running a business, a teacher in a GED program and a woman who is active in her neighborhood association.
Leaked figures show the average student in Germany still takes around four years to complete a bachelors degree, suggesting controversial reforms to higher education have so far failed to cut down the number of Germanys perpetual students. Reforms to reduce degree times have not yet cut down on numbers of so-called Dauerstudenteneternal students who can take up to six years for their undergraduate degree before embarking on a lengthy master's course.