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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Bipartisan legislation would pay federal employees for money-saving ideas

    Bipartisan legislation would pay federal employees for money-saving ideas
    Who better to know where the federal government can save taxpayer dollars than federal employees? That's the premise behind a bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Rand Paul and Mark Warner. The legislation would allow federal agencies to give employees...
  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

     House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'
    The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion next year. The 226-197 vote sends the non-binding budget plan to the...
  • Shifting funds in House defense blueprint riles Democrats

    The House on Friday passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act, the blueprint for congressional budget writers who will determine military spending. (The House is ahead of the Senate on this issue. On Thursday, a Senate panel...
  • Congress' Republicans pass budget, but that's the easy part: Showdowns loom

    Congress' Republicans pass budget, but that's the easy part: Showdowns loom
    Fulfilling a top campaign pledge, Republicans on Tuesday gave final approval to the first budget from Congress in more than five years. Despite passage of the largely symbolic budget blueprint, Congress faces a rough road ahead in translating that...
  • Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

    Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'
    Senate Republicans celebrated on Tuesday after passing the first joint budget resolution in more than five years, but that success is just the start of the much more difficult task of funding the government. Republicans said the next step will be for...
  • Governor signs solar energy, 'green jobs' measures on Earth Day

    Governor signs solar energy, 'green jobs' measures on Earth Day
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other state leaders marked Earth Day on Wednesday by signing into law six measures designed to help advance solar energy and energy efficiency in the state and extend a tax credit for green jobs. The legislation was touted by...
  • Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott oppose death tax repeal

    Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott oppose death tax repeal
    Death and taxes are certain, the old saying goes. So was the House of Representative's push to repeal the federal levy on large estates — the "death tax" as opponents call it. But just because passage of a bill is certain, it doesn't necessarily...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine pushes for a $1 billion collider at Jefferson Lab in Newport News

     Sen. Tim Kaine pushes for a $1 billion collider at Jefferson Lab in Newport News
    Inside cavernous Hall C at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Sen. Tim Kaine stood under massive structures of concrete and steel that are used to help blast electrons at targets in the name of science. Nuclear physicist Cynthia Keppel was walking the...
  • Kaine feeling optimistic Congress will get more done

     Kaine feeling optimistic Congress will get more done
    His party lost control of the Senate and the White House isn't all that happy with his push for a congressional review of any Iranian nuclear weapons agreement, but by and large Sen. Tim Kaine is feeling pretty optimistic these days. He's seeing signs...
  • Without funding boost, Navy shipbuilding plan runs aground

    Without funding boost, Navy shipbuilding plan runs aground
    On the surface, the Navy's new 30-year shipbuilding plan looks like smooth sailing for Huntington Ingalls Industries and other shipyards that contribute to the U.S. fleet. In a perfect world, the Navy would purchase a Ford-class aircraft carrier every...
  • Budget Cuts Are The Main Threat For Pratt Military Chief

    Budget Cuts Are The Main Threat For Pratt Military Chief
    EAST HARTFORD — Although his jet engine program has struggled through high-profile development hiccups and criticism for its price tag, the head of military engines at Pratt & Whitney said Thursday his major threats are forced cuts to the Pentagon's...