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Supercommitee no-go adds to federal managers' budget woes

Bernie Becker, a staff writer for The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the myriad budget uncertainties facing Congress and federal agencies.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Bernie Becker , The Hill

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 10:45am EST
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What's the next fight in Congress?

Congress' failed deficit-cutting supercommittee has faded away, but the pressure on lawmakers to quickly confront a stack of expensive economic issues is only growing, including keeping the government open past a mid-December funding deadline.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 05:21pm EST

Moran: Budget cuts to force out 'best and brightest' feds

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) expressed frustration with the "dysfunctional" state of Congress today, blaming lawmakers who he said shouldn't be legislating in the first place.

Tags: Jim Moran , Congress , supercommittee , budget , pay and benefits , In Depth , management , appropriations

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 04:08pm EST
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Supercommittee's failure to reach deal brings range of reactions

The administration, lawmakers and others are sounding off on the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting more than $1 trillion from the deficit. Facing automatic, across-the-board cuts half from defense and half from civilian agencies, beginning in 2013 the consensus now seems to be Congress should work to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , supercommittee , deficit reduction , TechAmerica , DoD , Leon Panetta , Barack Obama , sequestration , FMA , Patricia Niehaus , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 06:38am EST

Omnibus approach likely for remaining spending bills

Despite the successful passage last week of a small group of annual spending bills covering several federal agencies' 2012 budgets, Congress will likely fold the remaining bills into a single omnibus.

Tags: Congress , Senate , appropriations , budget , Erik Wasson , The Hill , continuing resolution , omnibus spending bill , minibus spending bill , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/21/2011, 06:24am EST

Godzilla's gonna get you ... or not

Admit it, have you been losing sleep over the activities of the congressional supercommittee? If not, you may be on the right track, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Congress , supercommittee , Senate , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:00am EST

Bill averts shutdown, funds some agencies at 2012 levels

A government shutdown was averted Thursday when Congress approved a compromise spending bill. The bill funds the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Transportation, HUD, Justice, and some smaller agencies through the end of the fiscal year. The rest of the government will operate on another short-term continuing resolution, which will expire Dec. 16.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , Senate , Congress , appropriations , Jack Moore

Friday - 11/18/2011, 08:05am EST

'Minibus' Congressional appropriations by the numbers

The House and the Senate voted to approve appropriations bills for Agriculture; Commmerce, Justice and Science agencies; and the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. Taken together this is the "minibus."

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , appropriations

Friday - 11/18/2011, 06:21am EST

Congress hops aboard the minibus

Congress crafted a partial measure to fund some agencies through fiscal year 2012 and extend a continuing resolution for others. Erik Wasson of The Hill acknowledges that the current budget process has been the most complicated he's seen.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , supercommittee , Congress , Senate , OMB , Jack Lew , John McCain , budget 2012 , Michael OConnell , DoD

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 01:30pm EST
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