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How far over the 'fiscal cliff' could they go?

The dealmakers who warn that a year-end plunge off the "fiscal cliff" would be disastrous don't seem to be rushing to stop it. Why aren't they panicking?

Tags: fiscal cliff , sequestration , Barack Obama , Congress , budget

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 02:57am EST

Fed groups pounce on Obama's COLA-cutting proposal

In the latest proposals traded back and forth between the White House and Boehner, the President proposed changing the formula the Labor Department uses to measure inflation which would reduce annual COLAs for Social Security beneficiaries, including federal and military retirees. Federal-employee unions and groups remain worried the COLA proposals are still very much on the table.

Tags: Congress , Barack Obama , fiscal cliff , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , COLA , chained CPI , Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 05:10pm EST

Boehner taking a you-first approach to proposals

Tags: budget 2014

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 04:48pm EST

Boehner: Up to Democrats to prevent budget cuts

Tags: budget 2014 , fiscal cliff

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 03:04am EST

Sequester delayed for two months; pay freeze extension still possible

Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick introduced a bill to extend the pay freeze for federal workers for all of fiscal 2013. The Senate still must pass the bill.

Tags: budget , sequestration , Barack Obama , Steny Hoyer , AFGE , David Cox , Michael Fitzpatrick , pay and benefits , pay freeze , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 05:24am EST

OMB details widespread furloughs, cuts to agency programs under sequestration

OMB details hundreds of thousands of furloughs and cuts to nearly every agency program. Danny Werfel, OMB controller, said the effective percentage cut to each civilian agency would be about 9 percent and 13 percent for DoD over the next seven months.

Tags: budget , sequestration , OMB , Danny Werfel , Jason Furman , White House , furloughs ,

Friday - 02/08/2013, 02:51pm EST
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Obama seeks to delay sequester with short-term fix

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for a short-term deficit reduction package of spending cuts and tax revenue that will delay the effective date of steeper automatic cuts now scheduled to kick in on March 1. Obama said the looming cuts would be economically damaging and must be avoided.

Tags: sequestration , budget , Congress , Barack Obama , Harry Reid ,

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 01:59pm EST
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