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Fed groups get in front of COLA calculation debate

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, the Military Officers Association of America, the American Foreign Service Association and others rally against any potential or real proposals to change how the government calculates cost of living adjustments. The groups propose using the CPI-E formula to measure the impact of inflation on retirees, veterans and others.

Tags: pay and benefits , NARFE , Jessica Klement , Elaine Hughes , Military Officers Association of America , Phil Odom , Bernie Sanders , Janice Schakowsky , Gary Roundtree , chained CPI , retirement benefits , CPI-E , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:57am EDT
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The 2014 budget and "Pay for Delay"

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss President Obama's 2014 budget proposal, and patent litigation settlements involving pharmaceutical companies.
April 18, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , 2014 budget , President Barack Obama , Congress , Loren Duggan , Cameron Leuthy , Federal Trade Commission , patent litigation , pay for delay , Brian Rye , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 06:28pm EDT
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Fiscal Cliff, Freddie, Fannie & Jobs

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss how the fiscal cliff crisis is impacting businesses. Also, what does the future look like for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae?
December 13, 2012

Tags: acquisition , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Freddie Mac , Fannie Mae , Robert Litan , Tony Costello , spending cuts , Congress , Nela Richardson , loans , Hurricane Sandy , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 06:53pm EST
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A health tax credit and deficit reduction consequences

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact, analysts discuss whether a health tax credit will work as intended plus the unintended consequences of deficit reductions for healthcare providers.

Tags: health care costs , tax policy , Bloomberg Government , Peter Gosselin , Matt Barry

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 02:09am EDT
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Senators call for bipartisan push to prevent sequestration

Six senators sent a letter to their Senate leaders asking for a bipartisan effort to end the threat of automatic, across-the-board budget cuts due to take effect in January.

Tags: sequestration , budget , recession , Leon Panetta , Senate , Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 08:13am EDT

Effects of sequestration on the Pentagon

If the debt reduction supercommittee fails to come up with spending cut recommendations by Nov. 23, automatic across-the-board cuts will go into effect. Lawrence Korb of the Center for American Progress analyzes what these cuts could mean for the Pentagon.

Tags: DoD Report , Lawrence Korb , Center for American Progress , supercommittee , budget , In Depth , management , sequestration

Friday - 10/28/2011, 06:50pm EDT
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Looking ahead: What should feds expect in 2012?

John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service, Jessie Klement of the Federal Managers Association, Beth Moten of the American Federation of Government Employees will talk about the proposed federal pay freeze and other issues affecting federal employees.
January 20, 2011

Tags: workforce , FEDtalk , federal pay debate , pay and benefits , payroll tax holiday , pay freeze , retirement , Jennifer Mattingley , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Jessie Klement , Federal Managers Association , Beth Moten , AFGE

Saturday - 01/21/2012, 12:16am EST
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House bill reduces federal workforce to avoid defense cuts

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee introduced a bill that cuts 10 percent of the federal workforce to avoid the first year of automatic cuts to the Defense Department.

Tags: Buck McKeon , House , Congress , DoD , budget , sequestration , supercommittee ,

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 08:56am EST
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Supercommittee's failure to reach deal brings range of reactions

The administration, lawmakers and others are sounding off on the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting more than $1 trillion from the deficit. Facing automatic, across-the-board cuts half from defense and half from civilian agencies, beginning in 2013 the consensus now seems to be Congress should work to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , TechAmerica , DoD , Leon Panetta , Barack Obama , sequestration , FMA , Patricia Niehaus , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 06:38am EST

Deficit 'supercommittee' struggles as clock ticks

The supercommittee is struggling.

After weeks of secret meetings, the 12-member deficit-cutting panel established under last summer's budget and debt deal appears no closer to a breakthrough than when talks began last month.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , supercommittee , debt ,

Sunday - 10/09/2011, 02:41pm EDT
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