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Comparing 2013 budget proposals

Issues related to federal employees and their pay and benefits have played a starring role in the competing budget proposals introduced by the White House and lawmakers alike. Find highlights from how the proposed budgets would affect federal employees as well as how they've fared so far in Congress

Tags: budget , 2013 budget , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , Paul Ryan , retirement , Jim Jordan , Emanuel Cleaver , Congressional Black Caucus , Republican Study Committee , Steve LaTourette , Jim Cooper , Chris Van Hollen ,

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 02:05pm 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 , deficit reduction ,

Friday - 10/28/2011, 06:50pm EDT
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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 , Norm Dicks , congress , Barack Obama , budget , Michael OConnell ,

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

McCain opens door to revenue increases to avoid sequestration

The top Republican on the Armed Services committee signaled Thursday that there's room for compromise toward a deal to avoid automatic budget cuts at the end of this year. But not everyone's sure the negative effects of sequestration can be avoided, or even that Congress would reach a deal.

Tags: Senate Armed Services Committee , Carl Levin , John McCain , congress , budget , management , DoD , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/22/2012, 05:13am EDT
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Federal News Countdown: Shrinking agency staffs and sequestration anxiety

John Kamensky, senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, and Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service , count down the top federal news story of the week.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , Francis Rose , In Depth , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government ,

Friday - 06/22/2012, 09:23pm EDT

Sequestration could spur furloughs at Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the furloughs would address tighter budgets caused by sequestration. He also discussed other possible effects, including reductions in contracting. Wednesday's hearing represented the first time members of Congress have closely examined the effects across-the-board spending cuts could have on civilian agencies.

Tags: education , Federal Drive , congress , Senate , Arne Duncan , budget , workforce , management

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:57am EDT
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The VA, Affordable Care Act fees, and political conventions

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss growth potential at the Veterans Administration, the Affordable Care Act's impact on drug companies, and a preview of the 2012 Democratic and Republican conventions.
August 23, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , health care spending , Department of Veteran Affairs , Brian Friel , Affordable Care Act , Medicare , Medicaid , Department of Defense , Brian Rye , 2012 Democratic convention , 2012 Republican convention , Bloomberg Insider , Tim Franklin

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 07:00pm EDT
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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 , appropriations , budget , Jack Moore

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