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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Real tax reform would force both sides to do some heavy lifting

    Real tax reform would force both sides to do some heavy lifting
    Typical daily schedule for a member of the United States Congress: •8:30 a.m. — National Wind Energy Association: to discuss wind production tax credit. •10 a.m. — National Association of Manufacturers: to discuss accelerated...
  • Sequestration puts Howard business community 'on edge'

    With less than a week to go until the federal government's March 1 deadline to reach an agreement avoiding a set of spending cuts known as sequestration, Howard County's business community is in the dark about its potential impact. Pam Klahr,...
  • White House warns of education, defense cuts in Md.

    White House warns of education, defense cuts in Md.
    WASHINGTON -- Maryland would lose $14.4 million in federal education funding, roughly 46,000 Department of Defense employees would be furloughed and 2,050 fewer children would receive vaccines if looming across-the-board spending cuts are allowed to...
  • The sequester solution hiding in plain sight

    The budget fights in Washington, D.C., and Annapolis are looking predictably ugly this year and are shaping up along familiar lines: Do we raise taxes? Do we sink deeper in debt? Which programs do we cut — and how deep? How can we fund public...
  • Obama budget would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits: CBO

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenue by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional Budget Office...
  • Study: Spending cuts threaten Newport News Shipbuilding, carrier, sub fleet

    Study: Spending cuts threaten Newport News Shipbuilding, carrier, sub fleet
    A Pentagon report released Tuesday spells out more consequences for Newport News Shipbuilding if automatic budget cuts return in 2016: The Navy would purchase one less submarine and delay delivery of the next Ford-class carrier. Cuts would be spread...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine tours Newport News Shipbuilding and NASA Langley in Hampton

    Sen. Tim Kaine tours Newport News Shipbuilding and NASA Langley in Hampton
    Newport News Shipbuilding and NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton are feeling the pinch of budget uncertainty in Washington, but Sen. Tim Kaine says Congress might clear that up in the coming weeks. The Virginia Democrat toured both facilities...
  • Pentagon says automatic budget cuts would hit F-35, other weapons

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday detailed $48.3 billion in cuts to major weapons programs like Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet that would kick in from fiscal 2016 to 2019 if Congress does not reverse automatic budget cuts that are to...
  • Top enlisted: Slow compensation to protect readiness

    Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett told the subcommittee Marines are ready to take the hits. But, for gosh sakes, get on with it so there's no doubt they stay trained and ready for the next fight. Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps...
  • Years of war leave veterans facing unfamiliar challenge: the civilian workforce

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Sgt Maj. Chris Fletcher was a teenager the last time he had a civilian job. The Peachtree City, Ga., native, now 40, flipped burgers at McDonald's. He worked as a busboy at a convention center. And he was a clerk at a convenience store....
  • Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?

    Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?
    WASHINGTON -- The austere Republican budget proposal from Rep. Paul D. Ryan would slash federal spending to pre-Eisenhower levels, but the "turbo cuts" on every aspect of government -- except the military -- are still not enough to reach his promise of...
  • Top official: Exchange-commissary merger could save both

    Top official: Exchange-commissary merger could save both
    To save commissaries and protect exchanges, Shull proposed to Frederick E. Vollrath, assistant secretary of defense for readiness and force management, a plan to merge commissary operations with exchanges and use resulting efficiencies to stabilize...