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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

Obama says he'll sign $50.5B Sandy aid bill soon

President Barack Obama said he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk.

Tags: FEMA , Congress , House , Peter King

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 02:44am EST

Boehner: GOP will pass 'responsible' debt bill

Speaker John Boehner says the GOP-controlled House will "do its job" and pass legislation to lift the nation's borrowing cap and keep the government running, but will insist that Democrats accept new spending controls.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , debt limit ,

Monday - 01/14/2013, 12:48pm EST

Some urge Boehner: let Dems pass fiscal cliff bill

In case the public weren't frustrated enough over Congress' failure to resolve the "fiscal cliff," consider this: lawmakers probably could enact a compromise quickly and easily if Republican leaders let Democrats provide most of the votes.

Tags: Congress , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Barack Obama , Harry Reid

Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 11:11am EST

Obama to fly to home early as 'fiscal cliff' looms

With a yearend deadline looming before the economy goes over the so-called fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama is cutting short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii, planning to leave for Washington on Wednesday evening.

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

Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 11:05pm EST
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