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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Push to boost defense spending puts GOP in budget bind

    Pressing Pentagon demands in a time of terror threats and Islamic State militants have put newly empowered congressional Republicans in a bind. Defense hawks want to wipe out previous spending cuts to steer more money to the military, but the GOP is...
  • 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...
  • Bomber contract could push Northrop into Boeing's arms

    SEATTLE When the Pentagon this spring announces who will design and build a major new stealth bomber for the Air Force, the decision will determine Boeing's future in the combat-aircraft business. The choice could also reshape the military-industrial...
  • 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...
  • Hurdles exist for prospects of 'grand bargain' on sequester, defense spending

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats would like to get rid of the sequester. Many Republicans want more money for defense. That would seem to offer a potential formula for a budget agreement. But substantial hurdles stand in...
  • 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...
  • President Obama's budget: More taxes, more spending, same message

    President Obama is scheduled to release his latest annual budget proposal Monday, and critics -- OK, Republicans -- are already complaining that Obama wants to spend too much and tax too much. But just as much of the $4-trillion budget is on autopilot,...
  • Obama budget calls for reversing deep spending cuts

    Obama budget calls for reversing deep spending cuts
    President Barack Obama revived his call Thursday for an end to deep cuts in federal spending, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost the Pentagon's budget. Obama...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...