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7:35 pm, August 27, 2014

Budget News

Phased retirement, potential shutdown, and USPS

This week's guests on the Your Turn radio program include Bob Braunstein, an expert on the upcoming phased retirement option, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly with the latest on the possible shutdown.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 03:13pm EDT
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Report: Pentagon could cut thousands of employees

The Defense Department could shed 60,000 more troops than planned and 50,000 civilian employees without hurting U.S. fighting power, four former members of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a new report on military strategy and spending. Nearly $50 billion in budget cuts are recommended in the report released Tuesday.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 01:30am EDT

Fewer feds, contractors attending conferences

Budget cuts and bad publicity have combined to put the kibosh on both the number of government conferences scheduled this year and the number of employees and contractors attending them, according to a new poll from Market Connections, Inc. and Boscobel Marketing Communications. Among federal employees, nearly 72 percent of survey respondents said they have attended fewer events in fiscal 2013 than they did last year.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 02:01pm EDT

Coburn asks for details on year-end spending spree

OMB Director Sylvia Burwell received a letter from Sen. Tom Coburn earlier this month asking for the facts and figures on how agencies are spending acquisition funds in the fourth quarter.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 11:31am EDT

GOP House: Keep government open, hit 'Obamacare'

Collision course: Republican House votes to keep the government open _ if 'Obamacare' crippled

Saturday - 09/21/2013, 11:02pm EDT

Here's the truth: The government doesn't shut down

The truth: Government won't shut down _ but default could delay benefit checks, troops' wages

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:30pm EDT

Estate planning, CR, and more

Attorney Thomas J. O'Rourke will answer your calls and emails on how to best prepare for your family's financial future. Also, Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will give us an update on some of the big issues affecting federal workers.
September 18, 2013

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:40pm EDT
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House to vote on budget bill defunding health law

Boehner: House to vote this week on government funding bill that defunds health care law

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 03:20pm EDT

Military chiefs called to task on spending issues

House Armed Services chairman tells military chiefs their credibility on line in budget debate

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 03:00pm EDT

Report: Budget cuts hurt tax collections by IRS

IRS tax collections from enforcement actions drop for second year as agency faces budget cuts

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 11:40am EDT

OMB issues shutdown guidance to agencies

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo Wednesday providing guidance to prepare federal agencies for the possibility of a government shutdown. The memo addressed several frequently asked questions, explaining everything from contracts and grants to the use of IT operations during an appropriations lapse.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 10:16am EDT

House GOP revises strategy on government funding bill

House GOP leaders are looking to reverse course and agree to tea party demands to try to use a vote this week on a must-pass temporary government funding bill to block implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 04:20am EDT

The 2013 Executive Leadership Conference

Jim Williams and Rick Holgate from ACT-IAC will fill us in on next month's 2013 Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg Virginia.
September 17, 2013

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 10:57pm EDT
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Budget constraints top IG concerns, new survey reveals

A new survey of the inspector general community says tighter budgets are making it difficult for IGs to do their jobs effectively. Sequestration hasn't help matters either.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 06:04pm EDT
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In budget faceoff, Obama warns of 'economic chaos'

A potential federal shutdown looming, President Barack Obama on Monday warned congressional Republicans they could trigger national "economic chaos" if they demand a delay of his health care law as the price for supporting continued spending for federal operations.

House Republican leaders were to meet Tuesday in hopes of finding a formula that would avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 11:52am EDT

Obama economic adviser leaving, successor picked

Top Obama economic adviser to leave; Obama chooses former aide as successor

Saturday - 09/14/2013, 01:58pm EDT

Syria, congressional agenda, and jobs

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss the summer's employment numbers, and what Congress will be working on this month.
September 12, 2013

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 07:31pm EDT
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House Dems plan CR that replaces sequestration

House Democrats have crafted their own plan to temporarily fund federal agencies when the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee announced Thursday he plans to introduce a Democratic alternative to the GOP continuing resolution that would replace automatic budget constraints set to continue into fiscal 2014.

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 06:40pm EDT

Military: Budget cuts threaten ops like Syria

Military: US ships ready to strike Syria, but budget cuts threaten such future operations

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 02:08pm EDT

GOP stopgap spending plan to be delayed

GOP stopgap spending plan to be delayed amid conservatives revolt

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 10:58am EDT
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