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Tracking the 2013 Budget

Congress has made quick work, so far, of the 12 annual bills setting agency spending for fiscal 2013. Over the past few months, the House Appropriations Committee has approved 10 of the bills, and the full House has OK'd five of them. The full Senate has approved no appropriations bill so far this year, however the committee has reported out eight bills.

Tags: budget , House , Senate , House Appropriations Committee , Senate Appropriations Committee , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 02:52pm EDT

OMB: Spending bills exceed budget caps, could trigger cuts

Spending levels appropriated by Congress, so far, for fiscal 2013 fail to live within the limits set by last year's Budget Control Act (BCA), the Office of Management and Budget said in a report issued Monday. If Congress fails to adhere to the annual limits, OMB is required to enact automatic cuts to bring them back into balance, Acting OMB Director Jeffrey Zients wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama that preceded OMB's report.

Tags: OMB , Jeffrey Zients , sequestration , budget , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 05:57pm EDT

Boehner says no decision on farm bill vote

Tags: House , budget , USDA , Tom Vilsack ,

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 02:30pm EDT

White House threatens vetoes for nearly all House appropriations bills

Congress is off to a strong start passing annual appropriations bills for fiscal 2013. But the White House has taken issue with several of the bills' provisions, with President Barack Obama threatening to veto many of the bills if they come come to desk.

Tags: House , budget , OMB ,

Friday - 06/29/2012, 04:09pm EDT

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 , Norm Dicks , Paul Ryan ,

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

As Congress nears deal, feds prep for shutdown just in case

As the clock ticks closer toward Dec. 16 when the seventh continuing resolution funding government operations this year is set to expire speculation about a partial government shutdown has begun swirling.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , government shutdown , payroll tax cut , OMB , OPM

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 09:57pm EST

Agencies face budget curbs in $1 trillion bill

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , omnibus

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 06:56am EST

Sen. Cardin hopeful omnibus will pass by deadline

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin said most of the issues have been resolved between Democrats and Republicans concerning the omnibus bill that will fund agencies through the 2012 fiscal year. However, policy riders introduced by the House GOP may still derail the legislation.

Tags: Ben Cardin , omnibus , budget , Congress , Senate , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 10:27am EST
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