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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • 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...
  • Doctor lawmaker ready to triage compensation reforms

    As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work." Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was...
  • 2015: A look at the year ahead

    2015: A look at the year ahead
    With 2014 rapidly drawing to a conclusion, it's only appropriate to begin to take stock of the year ahead. An eventful year has passed on the Peninsula and throughout Virginia. What will 2015 bring? Here's what we expect. Shipbuilding Executives...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Patrick says a hard but careful look at Pentagon spending could help close budget gap

    Defense spending -- and particularly the way the Pentagon buys things -- needs a sharp eye, says Suzanne Patrick, the Democrat who is challenging Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, in November. But funding a powerful blue-water Navy is a priority,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts

    Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts
    — The first known case of Ebola contracted in the United States is giving urgency to moves by lawmakers to boost funding for a response after years of cuts to federal prevention and research budgets. With health officials raising the prospect of...