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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Pentagon studying plan as wars wind down, armed forces seek high-tech recruits

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Congress is considering changing, for the first time in decades, the way service members get retirement pay. Military retirement now carries an all-or-nothing pension plan that requires a minimum of 20 years of service. The new plan...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • House defense bill _ at odds with Obama, Iraq, sage grouse

    A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels — and a bird known for its strutting....
  • GOP unveils budget plans in face of Obama opposition

    Republicans controlling Congress Wednesday unveiled a budget plan for the upcoming year and beyond, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama over his signature health care law and his vow to boost spending on domestic programs like...
  • Compromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets 'Obamacare'

    House and Senate GOP negotiators neared agreement Monday on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans controlling Congress to more easily target President Barack Obama's signature health care law while delivering an almost $40 billion budget...
  • Boehner: OK to swap agency budget boosts for other cuts

    House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he'd welcome a bipartisan move to replace budget cuts to domestic agencies and the Pentagon with cuts elsewhere in the government's almost $4 trillion budget. Such a move, backed by Democrats and pragmatic-...
  • 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...
  • Pentagon chief Carter: Europe 'not doing enough' on defense

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter chided America's European allies on Wednesday, saying a long slide in European defense spending calls into question its ability to partner with the U.S. military at a time of growing security threats across Europe. "They're...
  • 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...
  • All the budget conference's a stage

    WASHINGTON How do Republicans and Democrats from the House and Senate conference a partisan budget that is little more than a messaging document? They don't at least, not really. No one truly expects both sides to come to a consensus agreement on the...