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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Obama budget to propose surpassing spending limits by $74 billion

    Obama budget to propose surpassing spending limits by $74 billion
    President Obama will propose spending about $74 billion more next year than is allowed under federal spending caps, a revival of his push to end across-the-board spending cuts imposed under a bipartisan compromise. Due out next week, Obama’s...
  • Obama seeks more spending on roads, education

    Obama seeks more spending on roads, education
    President Barack Obama unveiled a nearly $4 trillion budget proposal on Monday that would boost spending on infrastructure, medical research and education — and that stoked an ongoing fight with congressional Republicans over how to pay for those...
  • DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say

    DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say
    The Defense Department's fiscal 2016 budget request would slash taxpayer support of base grocery stores by $322 million in 2016 and by $1 billion next year, enough to "destroy" the shopping benefit, warns the American Logistics Association. ALA, which...
  • Obama budget seeks to spread the wealth; GOP calls it a pipe dream

    President Obama launched the first clash in a series of budget battles Monday as he unveiled his nearly $4-trillion spending plan and accused Republicans of putting national security at risk over a political fight. Laying out his budget proposal,...
  • As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC

    As military downsizes, debate sharpens over BRAC
    If the Pentagon wants to convene another round of military base closings, it must clear a congressional subcommittee chaired by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland. Wittman will be a tough sell. He says there is no appetite in Congress for another Base...
  • The GOP's conundrum

    The GOP's conundrum
    Republicans seem confused as to whether they should stick to the theme that the economy is still weak — which they've been claiming since President Barack Obama took office, even though the Great Recession was created on their watch — or...
  • Huntington Ingalls exec pushes 'the long game'

    Huntington Ingalls exec pushes 'the long game'
    As someone who depends on Washington to make decisions, Mike Petters knows something about uncertainty and short-term pressure. But the CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries told a high-profile group in Detroit this week that companies can't be...
  • Defense chief nominee Ashton Carter, unlike Obama, backs arming Ukraine

    Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of Defense, said at his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he was “very much inclined” to provide lethal arms to Ukrainian forces fighting Russia-backed separatists,...
  • Could sequestration hit Hampton Roads again in 2016?

    Could sequestration hit Hampton Roads again in 2016?
    In 2013, defense budget cuts sent shivers through the Hampton Roads economy, and on Wednesday a Senate panel discussed the possibility of returning to those bad old days. If that happens, the military could see some of its most highly trained...
  • Deficit outlook: Good and bad

    The latest report from the Congressional Budget Office has something for everyone to have mixed feelings about. In the short term, the outlook for the budget deficit continues to look good, but by 2018, it will start growing again, fueled in large measure...
  • Schools on military bases struggle with maintenance

    Schools on military bases struggle with maintenance
    Water leaks stain the ceiling of Irving L. Branch Elementary School. Electrical wiring is exposed, and students are careful to avoid cracks in the playground's asphalt. "We need new stuff," sixth-grader Damian Rattler said recently while sitting in a...