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Sequester Cuts

This FAA Sequester Vote Doesn't Smell Right

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Is this bipartisan support to mitigate one of the noxious effects of sequestration? Or is it papering over the high-visibility stuff that affects the affluent while lots of other budget bleeding goes on beneath the radar?

Earth to Washington: Repeal the Sequester

Robert Reich | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

What is Washington doing? Worse than nothing. It has now adopted the same kind of austerity economics that's doomed Europe -- cutting federal spending and reducing total demand.

Congress Addresses Flight Delays But Leaves Other Sequestration Problems Unsolved

Sharon Parrott | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Sharon Parrott

Responding to highly publicized flight delays from the "sequestration" budget cuts, the House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to allow the Transp...

Sam Stein

Senate Deal Would End FAA Furloughs | Sam Stein | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a quick and unanticipated session on Thursday night, the U.S. Senate approved a resolution that would allow the Federal Aviation Admi...

Airport Sequester Watch: Live!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

You can't order up your government dysfunction with a side of efficiency. You're either on the we're-the-Tea-Party-and-we're-here-to-shut-things-down bus or you're off of it.

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid: 'Republicans Like The Pain' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) leveled a surprising charge at Republicans Wednesday: "They like the pain" of sequestration. ...

Howard Fineman

George, This Is What Sequestration Does | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- George Will is a thoughtful guy, but he and other conservatives are wrong to accuse President Barack Obama of manipulating sequestration...

Sam Stein

GOP Blames Obama For Delaying Flights | Sam Stein | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest attempt by the Republican Party to blame the consequences of sequestration on the president quickly followed reports Monday o...

Obama Signs Order For Billions In Future Sequester Cuts

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

* U.S. discretionary spending to fall to 2004 levels * Obama proposes replacing sequester cuts, boosting spending By Dav...

Changing the Story on Sequestration

Sen. Patty Murray | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Sen. Patty Murray

Parents, seniors, business owners, and workers are already sharing experiences with their elected leaders that make it clear sequestration must be replaced. And these stories are changing the one that's being told in Washington, D.C.

The Stealth Sequester

Robert Reich | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

With the sequester, America has adopted austerity economics. Yet austerity economics is the wrong medicine at exactly the wrong time. Look what it's done to Europe.

Why Sequestration Would Increase Homelessness

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

When the federal government seized part of the funding of numerous important public programs, subsidized housing was one of them. Nearly 140,000 impoverished families and individuals would be affected.

Sam Stein

Head Start Families Left With No Good Options Due To Sequestration | Sam Stein | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ripple effects of sequestration are taking hold. And among the first and most affected are hundreds of lower-income parents forced t...

Arthur Delaney

Pink Slips, An Anniversary, And 50 Million Gallons Of Radioactive Sludge | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

When Travis Stephens first heard the word "sequestration," he thought it was nothing to worry about. "They said the sequestration -- they talked a...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Begins To Sting Communities | Sam Stein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's now an article of faith that dire sequestration warnings were overblown. New studies downsize potential job losses because of th...

Ryan Grim

Obama Hits Wealthy On The Runway | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the most part, the super wealthy are not directly affected by cuts to government services. Private security guards, private schools ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Sequester Has 'Eviscerated' Ability To Visit Guantanamo Detainees, Federal Public Defender Says | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Add the detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay to the list of those feeling the negative impacts of sequestration. A public defender ...

Arthur Delaney

States Missing Sequester Deadline To Cut Jobless Pay | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Jobless people in California and many other states won't have their unemployment compensation cut on schedule this month. States are supposed to tr...

Airports Suing FAA Over Planned Tower Shutdowns

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 03.30.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Airport operators are mounting a legal challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to cut funding for 149 air traffic contr...

Arthur Delaney

Sequester Cuts Trickle Down From The Middle Class | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

SUFFOLK, Va. -- The kitchen floor is curling up at Carol Rood's house. She and her partner removed the edging when they redid the cabinets last year, ...

Jason Linkins

Politico Articles On Sequestration Effects Ignore Actual Impact On Public | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

One thing that's important to understand is that sequestration is doing exactly what it was designed to do -- slowly grind away at the basic services ...

Dave Jamieson

How Sequestration Hurts Miners But Not Coal Companies | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's miners will be among those paying a high price for Congressional sequestration, with the head of the federal agency for min...

Severe Cuts Pose Threat To Criminal Justice System

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The lawyers who defend the nation's poor in federal courts across the country are grappling with budget cuts they say will de...

Senate Expected To Pass Budget

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

First Senate budget in four years seen passing by Saturday * Vast gulf between Republican, Democratic budget plans * Senate signals support for...

Defense Department To Delay Furloughs

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department will delay furlough notices for its civilian employees for about two weeks while officials analyze the impac...