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Budget Agreement

My Statement on the New Congressional Budget Agreement

Bob Greenstein | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

The budget conference agreement, if adopted by Congress, will represent one of the most radical budget plans that lawmakers have adopted since they created the modern budget process in 1974. That's no exaggeration. If they follow this plan, lawmakers would eviscerate substantial parts of the federal government.

Sam Stein

Obama Budget Will Undo Sequestration Cuts For Some -- But Not All | Sam Stein | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House budget to be released in early March will aim to repair some of the damage caused by the sequestration cuts enacted one ...

Ayotte Warns Of Budget Cuts' Impact On Survivor Benefits

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pension cut for military retirees in last month's budget agreement that riled veterans groups and several lawmakers extends to s...

What The White House Is 'Not Getting Overexcited' About

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no champagne corks popping at the White House after Congress passed a two-year budget deal, no declarations of a new er...

Senate Passes Big Bipartisan Deal

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cu...

Why These Groups Are Opposing The Budget Deal

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers that still offer workers traditional pension plans are in line for hefty insurance premium increases under the budget ag...

Budget Agreement Set For Vote

Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A modest, bipartisan budget pact designed to keep Washington from lurching from fiscal c...

Shahien Nasiripour

With The Lights On, 99 Senators Voted Against Wall Street. The Lights Went Off And They All Fled | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation’s biggest banks have quietly dodged a measure expressing Congress’s desire to eliminate the unfair advantages they may en...

Statement on the Murray-Ryan Budget Agreement

Bob Greenstein | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

While the agreement has some disturbing omissions and unattractive features, overall it is a modest positive step because it eases sequestration, particularly in 2014.

Sam Stein

Sequestration Victims Happy With A Budget Deal That Relieves A Third Of The Cuts | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The umbrella advocacy group representing organizations hurt by sequestration urged lawmakers on Wednesday to accept a two-year budget de...

Sam Stein

Budget Deal Reached By Bipartisan Negotiators | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bars set this low were made to be jumped over. And yet, it was something of a marvel on Tuesday when lawmakers from the House and the Se...