By Andrew Taylor | 12/06/13 09:32 AM
With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the going is getting rougher.
By Tom Coburn | 12/05/13 06:04 PM
Across America, families are tightening their belts, setting priorities and making hard choices in order to make ends meet. That's exactly what the American people expect of Congress. Our refusal to demonstrate leadership in this area – and our tone deafness – is a major reason why our...
By Nicholas E. Calio | 12/05/13 02:23 PM
Congressional budget negotiators may be closing in on a limited agreement that would provide relief from the fiscal drama of the past few years. Unfortunately, they are doing so at the expense of air travelers and in a way that significantly increases federal spending — precisely the wrong...
12/02/13 11:05 AM
When the first round of sequester-related budget cuts hit in March, agencies sought help from Congress, juggled funds and resorted to bookkeeping gimmicks to cushion the impact. Those options will be harder to come by if a second round of sequester cuts strikes early next year, a liberal-leaning...
By David M. Drucker | 11/19/13 01:29 PM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday joined a weekly closed-door meeting of House Republicans to advocate for protecting the sequester spending cuts in the on-going budget negotiations with the Democrats. McConnell, R-Ky., also shared his thoughts on what a Senate Republican...
11/19/13 09:50 AM
(www.stripes.com) The Senate on Monday began debating the 2014 defense bill, with one top Republican taking direct aim at the idea of continuing sequestration spending cuts in the military.
By Tim Mak | 11/15/13 05:20 AM
The Senate is set to begin debating the country’s annual defense policy legislation, a perennially controversial task lawmakers hope to wrap up by Thanksgiving.
11/12/13 09:41 AM
(www.insidehighered.com) The automatic federal budget cuts, known as sequestration, that took effect in March have forced universities to lay off research-related personnel, delay projects and admit fewer graduate students, according to a new survey released Monday.
11/09/13 12:42 AM
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11/07/13 10:18 AM
The nation's top military officers are warning that automatic budget cuts will compromise the armed services' ability to defend the U.S. and could cause higher casualties.
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