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Congressional, White House Action on Sequestration

Bill would tie Congressional pay to spending cuts

Democratic Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says she'll introduce a bill next week that would subject Congressional salaries to any future automatic, across-the-board cuts like those that took effect last month.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 07:40pm EDT

GOP pillories administration's sequester prep

House Republicans pillory Obama administration over preparations for mandatory budget cuts

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 04:58pm EDT

GAO to review agency sequestration planning, implementation

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) asked auditors to review five different areas of sequestration. The Government Accountability Office will examine the actual sequestration order, as well as the July 31 memo to agencies from the Office of Management and Budget. He also wants GAO to look at any supporting reports, regulations and orders for compliance with the Budget Control Act, the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, and other relevant statutes.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:43am EDT

Putting your worst foot forward: When bad is good

Now that sequestration is here, normally upbeat federal agencies are putting their worst foot forward, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The mantra is unhappy days are here again. They are telling people what they won't be able to do for them, the services they will be missing and how things can only get worse.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 02:00am EDT

Senate budget bill extends federal pay freeze through 2013

Senate Democrats and Republicans released a 2013 government funding bill Monday that includes language to extend the federal pay freeze through the end of the calendar year, while providing additional funding for domestic priorities like health research and highway projects.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 05:49am EDT

Senate Democrats unveil government funding bill

Senate Democrats unveil government funding bill to prevent shutdown as long-term battles loom

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 03:18am EDT

Obama presses on with GOP charm offensive

Obama presses on with GOP charm offensive, extends lunch invitation to Paul Ryan

Friday - 03/08/2013, 06:42am EST

Senate Democrat unveils bill preventing shutdown

Top Senate Democrat Mikulski unveils bill preventing government shutdown

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 06:19pm EST

Members of Congress confident budget deal can be reached to avert shutdown

Congress missed the deadline to avert sequestration last week. And now a deadline to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month is barreling toward lawmakers. But members of both chambers and from both sides of the aisle say they're confident they can work out a deal to keep the government running.The likely sticking point is how the the automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, will continue to play out. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.) discuss the continuing resolution and sequestration on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 06:10pm EST
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Farenthold bill offers way to stop sequestration-related furloughs

The Protecting America's Civilian Employees Act would require the Office of Management and Budget to submit a plan to Congress on how they would cut spending without harming the federal workforce.

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 11:22am EST

Joint Chiefs welcome House fiscal 2013 budget proposal

The lower chamber's bill would significantly soften the blow against DoD and potentially eliminate current plans such as civilian furloughs because of the automatic budget cuts. The remainder of the government would remain under both sequestration and a full-year continuing resolution.

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 06:36am EST
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House budget plan includes fed pay freeze extension

House Republicans unveiled a stopgap government funding measure Monday. The measure would extend the federal pay freeze and leave in place automatic sequestration cuts but would award the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments their detailed 2013 budgets while other agencies would be frozen at 2012 levels -- and then bear the across-the-board cuts. The current continuing resolution expires March 27.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 05:51am EST

Gridlock: No budging at the budget-cuts deadline

No budging on budget cuts: Combative Obama, Republicans blame each other at sequester deadline

Saturday - 03/02/2013, 06:04am EST

Issa asks agencies for alternative sequestration cuts

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee wrote to 17 agencies requesting short-term ways to achieve savings instead of the across-the-board cuts expected to start today.

Friday - 03/01/2013, 06:33pm EST

Automatic cuts will have to wait until midnight

Obama to put off start for automatic cuts to as close to midnight Friday as possible

Friday - 03/01/2013, 01:36pm EST

Cuts imminent, Senate rejects stopgap efforts

Cuts coming: With time short, Senate scuttles rival plans to head off the automatic reductions

Friday - 03/01/2013, 03:24am EST

Obama signs sequestration order; what's next for feds?

Sequestration is officially a reality for federal employees and agencies. President Barack Obama signed the sequestration order into effect Friday night. After more than 15 months, fierce debate and a delay at the beginning of the year, the $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts are officially here. Find out what steps civilian agencies and the Pentagon are taking, including employee furloughs. Plus find out what comes next in terms of negotiations between the White House and Congress.

Friday - 03/01/2013, 12:00am EST

Sequestration is upon us

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss sequestration and its impact on Congress.
February 28, 2013

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 06:13pm EST
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OMB directs agencies to stop most discretionary bonuses under sequestration

The administration issued new guidance late Wednesday detailing specific steps agencies should take as sequestration now is one-day away. Danny Werfel, OMB's controller, told agency leaders to place "increased scrutiny" around several personnel issues, including new hires, training, travel and conferences.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:55am EST

As budget cuts loom, is government shutdown next?

With budget cuts imminent, Congress turning to avoiding government shutdown in less than month

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 02:56am EST
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