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Congress Budget Cuts

Boehner Ducks Offer To Negotiate A Way Around A Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined Thursday to address Democratic offers to negotiate a budget that avoids the threat of a go...

Luke Johnson

Here Are All The Times Congress Screwed Americans This Year In The Name Of Austerity | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the year winds to a close, Congress is cautiously celebrating passing a year-end budget that relieves just about a third of the seque...

A New Deal for Christmas

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As the GOP abruptly ends unemployment benefits, Republicans intend to slash food aid as well. They want to cut $4 billion a year from the food stamp program that many jobless families depend on for meals. This will occur as struggling food pantries report bare shelves.

Lawmakers 'Drastically' Tighten Belts In Attempt To 'Lead By Example'

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are traveling less and worrying more about meeting office salaries. Their aides are contending with long lines to ge...

Every University Is Bracing For Massive Cuts This Week

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.27.2013 | College

The impending federal budget cuts known as the sequester, which will go into effect on Friday without action by Congress, are poised to have a signifi...

Sequester Threatens Top-Secret Military Research

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

One of the nice things about being a member of Congress is that I have security clearance, and you don't. (Sorry!) So I know about the threat that the looming sequester poses to a crucial top-secret military research project. Since we're friends, I'll tell you about it.

The Verdict Is In: GOP Austerity Proposals Are Toxic for Our Economy

Robert Creamer | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Whatever the reason, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that if government spending drops, there will be less overall demand in the economy and fewer goods and services will be produced. But Republicans simply won't admit that is true.

Congressional Budget Cuts Could Slash Job Opportunities for Female Vets and Victims of Violence

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Ludy Green, Ph.D

The GOP's proposed budget cut will not only slash women veterans' and victims of violence chances of getting a job, but it will also put more pressure on nonprofits like mine.

Senate Considering Measure That Could Force Draconian Cuts

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday voted against changing the Constitution to require a balanced budget as Congress hit yet another dead end i...