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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Dispute may jeopardize next defense spending bill

    Dispute may jeopardize next defense spending bill
    A dispute between House and Senate armed services committees over whether to slow growth in military housing allowances and raise off-base pharmacy co-payments has put at risk passage of a defense authorization bill. House and Senate negotiators,...
  • Federal workers welcome extra day off

    Federal workers welcome extra day off
    Lisa Foust was in for a doozy of a Christmas Eve: a full day's work, then piling presents in the car and making a more than five-hour drive home to North Carolina. Then President Barack Obama gave federal workers an extra day off Dec. 26. That allowed...
  • McAuliffe: 'Huge headwinds' for Virginia economy | With Video

    McAuliffe: 'Huge headwinds' for Virginia economy | <span style=color:#ff0000><b> With Video </b></span>
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe emerged from a long morning meeting with state industry leaders concerned about "head winds" facing Virginia's economy, but mum on how his administration will react when it releases a new state budget draft next month. With...
  • Federal spending in Md. falls by $1.2 billion, new report finds

    Federal spending in Md. falls by $1.2 billion, new report finds
    Federal spending in Maryland fell by nearly $1.2 billion last year, a nonpartisan research group reported Tuesday — the latest sign that congressional belt-tightening is having an impact in a state long buoyed by the federal checkbook. The...
  • Federal land deals full of thorny trade-offs

    Federal land deals full of thorny trade-offs
    One of the most ambitious public lands packages in years is speeding through Congress after being quietly attached to a must-pass bipartisan defense bill that cleared the House on Thursday. The measure includes about 70 public lands projects,...
  • Coalition warns of 'death spiral' for strained U.S. fleet

    Coalition warns of 'death spiral' for strained U.S. fleet
    In a blunt letter to Congress, nearly 100 retired Navy and Marine Corps leaders on Wednesday warned of dire consequences to the U.S. fleet unless Congress pumps billions of additional dollars into shipbuilding, repair and maintenance. The letter comes...
  • Military could be hit with 2015 pay, benefit pinch

    Military could be hit with 2015 pay, benefit pinch
    Military folks will see compensation packages pinched in 2015 under a deal struck this week by House and Senate negotiators finalizing pay and benefit changes in the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill. But the compensation pinch in 2015 could become...
  • WHRO launches SkillsOnline job training courses, with free ones coming next year

    WHRO launches SkillsOnline job training courses, with free ones coming next year
    Norfolk-based WHRO Public Media, the region's public broadcaster, plans to make interactive online skills-based lessons available for free to students and workers next year through its new SkillsOnline service. WHRO has raised $300,000 from the...
  • Don't blame Obama for defense cuts

    Don't blame Obama for defense cuts
    To the editor: It is a bit difficult to take seriously the foreign-policy suggestions of someone with John Bolton's fierce partisan history. ("A foreign affairs to-do list for the GOP," Op-Ed, Nov. 13) Bolton makes some sensible observations. But his...
  • Report: Newport News Shipbuilding contracts helped Hampton Roads avoid a recession

    Report: Newport News Shipbuilding contracts helped Hampton Roads avoid a recession
    The aircraft carrier business has done more than boost the bottom line of Newport News Shipbuilding. It has almost certainly kept Hampton Roads out of a recession. That observation, backed by data that illustrates the shipyard's striking influence in...
  • Reducing drug sentences a big job for judiciary

    Reducing drug sentences a big job for judiciary
    When a federal judicial panel voted this year to reduce the sentences of thousands of inmates serving time for federal drug crimes, the move won praise from the Justice Department and advocates for prisoners. But now, with the Nov. 1 deadline for...