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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Defense chief nominee Ashton Carter, unlike Obama, backs arming Ukraine

    Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of Defense, said at his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he was “very much inclined” to provide lethal arms to Ukrainian forces fighting Russia-backed separatists,...
  • Connecticut Has Much To Gain From Obama's Defense Budget

    Connecticut Has Much To Gain From Obama's Defense Budget
    President Barack Obama delivered a gift to Connecticut's defense industry Monday by calling for the production of more planes, helicopters and submarines built in the state. His proposed $585.3 billion defense budget for fiscal 2016 is larger than the...