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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Analysis: Silent Ted Cruz, triumphant Elizabeth Warren, and the other 2016 moments of vote-a-rama

    WASHINGTON "Vote-a-rama" is over. The Senate has passed a budget resolution. The damage and glory to possible 2016 presidential candidates, and to their agendas, iscoming into view. The 2016 fiscal year budget, and its companion flurry of ideological...
  • Senate's GOP White House hopefuls take their budget stands

    WASHINGTON Four potential White House hopefuls were forced to take stands on an array of hot-button issues late Thursday and into Friday as the battle for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination played itself out on the Senate floor. At 3:29 a.m....
  • House GOP approves budget to hike defense, slash safety-net programs

    House GOP approves budget to hike defense, slash safety-net programs
    House Republicans pushed past their internal divisions to approve a budget blueprint Wednesday, putting the new Congress on track to notch a significant achievement once Senate Republicans pass their version by the end of the week. The ambitious but...
  • Obama touts economic policies as Republicans fight internally over budget

    Obama touts economic policies as Republicans fight internally over budget
    As congressional Republicans find themselves tangled over their newly introduced spending plans, President Obama tried Wednesday to seize the moment to talk about government spending on his terms, namely a focus on opportunities for the middle class....
  • Budget blueprints alarm joint chiefs but one offers lifeline

    Military leaders over the past week have sharpened warnings that force readiness is unraveling and it could plummet if Congress allows the next round of defense cuts mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA), with its sequestration tool, to take...
  • Analysis: Republicans' budget plans require creative arithmetic to add up

    WASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate say their budget proposals add up. It takes some creative math and logic to make that true. The plans unveiled this week call for the U.S. government to collect more than $1 trillion in taxes in the...
  • Lawmakers: Aircraft carrier Ford bound for Norfolk, boosting economy in wake

    Lawmakers: Aircraft carrier Ford bound for Norfolk, boosting economy in wake
    The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier will begin its service to the nation at Naval Station Norfolk, providing an economic boost to the region, several congressmen announced Thursday. The first-in-class Gerald R. Ford, built at Newport News...
  • Congressional Budget Office report looks at fallout of smaller shipbuilding budgets

    Congressional Budget Office report looks at fallout of smaller shipbuilding budgets
    A new report examines how the Navy, 30 years into the future, could maintain its global presence with a smaller fleet, and the options are sobering for Hampton Roads. Sailors could spend more time at sea. The Navy might move more ships overseas....
  • Military officials say US readiness affected by budget cuts

    Top military officials told Congress on Tuesday that the readiness of the armed services is being threatened by across-the-board spending cuts and warned of significant reductions if there is no relief. "We're mortgaging the future to barely meet today's...
  • The paradoxical path from sequester cuts to a larger federal budget

    The paradoxical path from sequester cuts to a larger federal budget
    GOP leaders of the House and Senate budget committees are due to release their budget outlines Tuesday for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, a hotly anticipated event in Republican circles. That's because it's the first time during the Obama...
  • Republicans struggle to present unified front over 2016 budget

    Republicans struggle to present unified front over 2016 budget
    Congressional Republicans are poised Tuesday to release their proposed 2016 budget, an annual blueprint that usually serves as a political rallying cry for smaller government. This year, however, with Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress,...