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The new Congress

Ken Gold, the director of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, discusses the outlook for federal employees in the light what the 114th Congress might likely do.

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit , Ken Gold , Government Affairs Institute , Georgetown University , sequester , federal budget ,

Monday - 03/09/2015, 10:08am EDT

No sequestration cuts in 2015, OMB says

A new report from OMB stated the discretionary spending budget caps for defense and non-defense categories matched or came in less than what's called for in the Budget Control Act.

Tags: budget , OMB , Congress , sequestration , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/23/2015, 12:36pm EST

Politics and the budget

Dr. Kenneth Gold and Dr. Susan S. Lagon, from Georgetown University's Government Affairs Institute, discuss the political landscape and the budget situation on Capitol Hill.
February 25, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , gridlock , Congress , sequestration , budget debate , budget battle , entitlement programs , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Kenneth Gold , Susan S. Lagon , Government Affairs Institute , Georgetown University , For Your Benefit

Monday - 02/25/2013, 07:02pm EST

White House doesn't support sequestration, sees it as forcing function

The 2013 budget request reduces half of the agency's discretionary spending. All agencies could face deeper cuts if Congress and the administration don't agree on a plan for deficit reduction in the next 11 months.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , White House , 2013 budget , sequestration , Jason Miller , Gene Sperling

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:34am EST

Breakdown of FY2012 budget by agency

Highlights by agency from the President's fiscal year 2012 budget, released Monday.

Tags: budget , Barack Obama , budget 2012 , Congress , Jolie Lee

Monday - 02/14/2011, 01:30pm EST

Hoyer explains changes to FY 2011 budgeting

House Democrats passed a budget bill that sets discretionary spending at levels below President Obama's. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer explains why.

Tags: Federal Drive , Steny Hoyer , Congressional Spotlight , Congress , FY 2011 budget ,

Friday - 07/16/2010, 10:54am EDT

Dems mull how to cut discretionary spending

How low can they go? House Democrats say they'll forgo a traditional budget resolution for 2011 and opt for a plan to reduce non-security discretionary spending beyond what the president has proposed. We get details from The Hill's Walter Alarkon.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , budget , The Hill , Walter Alarkon , Steny Hoyer ,

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 09:31am EDT