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Leading Democrat expects deal to prevent sequestration

Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), the ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, says a deal is likely, though it may not come until after the November election.

Tags: supercommitte , Congress , Barack Obama , budget , Michael OConnell , sequestration

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 09:33am EST

GOP measure shields lawmakers' office budgets

Even as they press cuts to food stamps and a host of other domestic programs, Republicans running the House of Representatives are shielding their own office expense accounts from further cuts.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , Paul Ryan , appropriations

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 04:52pm EDT

Plan to prevent sequestration unlikely before election

Every day that passes brings your agency a bit closer to automatic spending cuts under sequestration. If Congress can't figure something else out, the process of reducing spending by $1.2 trillion over 10 years will start, with the 2013 budget. But any deal to avoid sequestration probably won't happen anytime before the election, said Erik Wasson, reporter for the Hill newspaper

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , Congress , sequestration , budget , DoD , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 11:13am EST
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Fed contracting community waits to see who fills Murtha's shoes

The death earlier this week of Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha has left open one of the most important jobs on Capitol Hill: chairman of the powerful House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. A Washington state lawmaker is the front-running candidate for the job.

Tags: management , budget , Pentagon , John Murtha , House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee , Steny Hoyer , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Max Cacas

Friday - 02/12/2010, 07:18am EST
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House Dems urge supercommittee to avoid more cuts to feds

House Democratic committee leaders are urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to avoid further cuts to federal pay and benefits.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , House , Elijah Cummings , contracting , super committee , deficit , management , budget ,

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 05:51pm EDT