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Sequestration Cuts

Sam Stein

The Scientific Research Community Is Still Freaking Out About Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Months after Congress restored some of the deep spending cuts it had made to scientific research budgets, scientists are warning that th...

Video Urges Congress To Reverse Damaging Trend

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of science, higher education and business organizations concerned about cuts in federal research dollars are hoping a new ...

Sam Stein

NIH Budget Leaves One Young Scientist 'Bitter And Cynical' Of A World He 'Wanted To Help'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disappointment with the funding levels for biomedical research in the budget deal has trickled down to the community of young scientists...

Sam Stein

Advocates Search For Next Steps After Budget Falls Short On Medical Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disappointed with the level of funding devoted to biomedical research in the new omnibus spending bill, some lawmakers are already schem...

Sam Stein

The Budget Deal Came Out And The Scientific Research Community Isn't Thrilled

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The scientific research community was left disappointed after lawmakers on Monday night unveiled a new spending bill that only partially...

Sam Stein

Study: America Losing Its Global Dominance In Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States is losing its global dominance in the field of biomedical research, and sequestration is only partially to blame. ...

Sam Stein

Top Docs Ramp Up Lobbying Campaign To End Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of a potential budget deal that could, for the first time in several years, see an increase in the topline spending of the fe...

Hagel Offers Troops Rare Hope On Defense Budget

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday offered troops a rare glimmer of hope on the department's financia...

Sam Stein

Budget Negotiations Prove That S**t Gets Complicated The Closer A Deal Gets

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations over a budget framework to fund the government through the next two fiscal years are progressing better than initially expe...

Sam Stein

The Current Budget Negotiations May Actually Result In A Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers are close to a breakthrough on a budget deal that would avoid another government shutdown next year and provide relief for seq...

Military Kids at Higher Risk of Suicidal Thoughts

Ron Avi Astor | Posted 02.01.2014 | Education
Ron Avi Astor

After more than a decade of living with the separations and uncertainties endemic to military life, many children from military families are paying the emotional and psychological costs.

Sam Stein

Fix The Sequester Or Budget Deal Means Nothing, Obama Allies Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Party's top think tank is urging lawmakers to accept nothing short of ending sequestration during upcoming budget cuts. ...

Sam Stein

House Republicans Warn About The Next Round Of Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican appropriators on the Hill warned in a Monday letter against keeping sequestration in place, raising the specter that ...

Automatic Cuts Would Bite More In 2014

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just longstanding battles over taxes and curbing mandatory spending that are obstacles to a year-end pact on the budget. ...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Tours To Resume In November

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON – White House tours will resume in early November, a White House official confirmed Friday to The Huffington Post. The tours, which we...

Sequesters, Shutdowns and Defaults

Stephen Zarlenga | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stephen Zarlenga

Congress squabbles but the present system just can't relieve or solve the problem -- because the debt money system itself is the problem!

Business As Usual: A Tale of Two Sectors

Tim Delaney | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Tim Delaney

As the clock ticks down towards the latest two federal fiscal crises manufactured by politicians, charitable nonprofits prepare for business as usual: doing even more to serve the American people.

Sam Stein

Sequestration Has Nearly 20 Percent of Scientists Contemplating Moving Overseas

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New data compiled by a coalition of top scientific and medical research groups show that a large majority of scientists are receiving le...

Sam Stein

NIH Director On Sequestration: Lives Are On The Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. -- In his first-floor office in the main building of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the institu...

Key Federal Services Get Hit While Big Oil Sucks Down Tax Subsidies. What's Up With That?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tore into sequestration during a meeting with constituents on Wednesday, attacking the automatic spending cuts as a ca...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Levels A $4 Million Blow To Iconic Medical Research Institution

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With little evidence that Congress will be able to find a budget fix, officials at one of America's most iconic medical research centers...

Stop Mortgaging Our Kids' Futures!

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.20.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Continuing sequester-level funding is tantamount to mortgaging our future. It's counterproductive and it ignores the needs of our students.

Ryan J. Reilly

Sequestration Forces Cuts For Federal Court Appointed Lawyers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Private attorneys appointed by federal courts to represent poor clients will be paid $15 less per hour next year thanks to sequestration...

Sam Stein

Head Start Cuts Services For More Than 57,000 Children Due To Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Head Start, the federal pre-K education service for low-income families, has eliminated services for more than 57,000 children in the co...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Forces Scientist To Euthanize Genetically Modified Rabbits

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When The Huffington Post published an in-depth look at how budget cuts were affecting scientific research, we encouraged readers to offe...