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Correction: Budget Battle story

Tags: budget , House , Congress , Barack Obama

Friday - 12/13/2013, 01:39pm EST

House GOP floats a counter to Senate's debt idea

House Republicans unveiled a proposal that would give the Treasury authority to borrow normally through Feb. 7 and reopen the government with enough money to last until Jan. 15. The White House quickly rejected the plan.

Tags: Congress , House , government shutdown ,

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 11:40am EDT

House GOP offers shutdown-debt plan, but no agreement yet

House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday. Republicans also seek changes in the three-year-old health care law known as Obamacare as part of an end to an impasse that has roiled financial markets and idled 350,000 federal workers. President Barack Obama has insisted he will not negotiate with Republicans over federal spending - or anything else - until the government is reopened and the $16.7 debt limit raised to avert the possibility of default.

Tags: Barack Obama , Harry Reid , government shutdown , Congress , debt limit

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:40pm EDT

House offers short-term debt extension without reopening government

House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six weeks, but the partial government shutdown would continue.

Tags: Barack Obama , government shutdown , debt ceiling , budget , Congress

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 02:32pm EDT

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.

Tags: management , workforce , Contracting , OMB , Danny Werfel , Barack Obama , Congress , sequestration , Barbara Mikulski , furloughs , pay and benefits , Jason Miller

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