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Senators urge about-face on new military retirement cuts

Pentagon leaders expressed disappointment on Tuesday at the retiree cost of living cuts under the Ryan-Murray budget deal and urged Congress to repeal them. But officials also pressed lawmakers to wait for an independent study group's conclusions before making more piecemeal changes to the military compensation system.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , retirement , Carl Levin , James Winnefeld , Christine Fox , Angus King , COLA , budget , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 04:06am EST
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Congress made the cuts, not the President

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss cuts made by Congress to the defense budget, and the winners and losers in this budget battle.
January 23, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , DoD budget , military acquisition programs , defense contracting , Budget Control Act , Allen Scott , Kevin Brancato , Robert Levinson , Capital Impact , Bloomberg Government

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 05:25pm EST
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Senate to take up major overhaul of VA benefits

Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the measure that includes dozens of provisions that expand benefits and hiring programs and grants advance appropriations to most of the Veterans Affairs' accounts. Senate Veterans Affairs chairman suggested paying for the changes by reducing DoD's wartime budget.

Tags: Senate , pay and benefits , Department of Veterans Affairs , veterans benefits , Bernie Sanders , GI Bill , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 04:30am EST
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Senate bill would give GPO new name

New bipartisan legislation is aiming to rebrand the 153-year-old Government Printing Office. But that doesn't mean you'll stop seeing the GPO initials stamped on government documents any time soon. The bill, introduced by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) last week, would retain GPO's familiar initials, but change the official name of the agency to the Government Publishing Office.

Tags: Senate , GPO , Davita Vance-Cooks , Amy Klobuchar , Saxby Chambliss

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 10:35am EST

Obama signs $1.1 trillion government spending bill

President Barack Obama on Friday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September. Obama put his signature on the 1,582-page measure the day before federal funding was set to run out. The measure calls for less spending than Obama had proposed but more than Republicans sought. However, lawmakers of both parties were determined to avoid a repeat of the political showdown that caused the government shutdown.

Tags: Barack Obama , House , Senate , budget

Sunday - 01/19/2014, 11:10pm EST

2014 funding: Agency-by-agency breakdown of spending bill

With the unveiling of the bipartisan spending bill this week, federal agencies are getting a clearer picture of how much funding they'll get for the rest of the fiscal year. Track which agencies will see sizable increases or which will be getting the short end of the stick.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , 2014 appropriations , sequestration

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 09:34am EST

Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

Tags: Senate , budget

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 07:20pm EST
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