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'Breathing room' in Congress? Don't hold your breath

Dec 17, 2013
There are plenty of issues that still need to be dealt with before any grand bargain -- everything from the Farm Bill to unemployment insurance to the debt limit.
Posted In: farm bill, budget deal, Congress
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Budget deal doesn't solve one big thing: The sequester

Dec 12, 2013
The budget deal that passed the House essentially undoes sequester cuts set for the current fiscal year.
Posted In: budget deal
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How the sequester will impact schools this year

Aug 9, 2013
The sequester will cut K-12 school programs like special education and English-as-a-second-language.
Posted In: schools, back-to-school
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IRS beats the sequester! Lucky you

Jul 22, 2013
The IRS is canceling its Monday furlough day because it has managed to cut costs enough to avoid it.
Posted In: sequester, government cuts, IRS, Taxes
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Sequester hits Native Americans' mental health services

Jul 18, 2013
The suicide rate for Native Americans is nearly four times the national average, but many tribes' mental health services have been compromised by the sequester.
Posted In: sequester, native americans, mental health
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Military commissaries closed by sequester

Jul 8, 2013
Monday is day one of the sequester-driven defense cuts, including a one-day a week closure of all domestic military grocery stores.
Posted In: sequester, military, defense
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Yosemite, Grand Canyon visitors may feel sequester

Jul 5, 2013
Despite federal budget cuts from sequestration, the National Park Service says attendance is up in 2013.
Posted In: sequester, Yellowstone, national parks, camping
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Federal cuts threaten healthcare fraud investigations

Jul 3, 2013
Staffing cuts at the Department of Health and Human Services mean fewer cases of Medicare, Medicaid fraud are investigated.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, fraud
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Sequester Pentagon cuts start to bite

Jun 28, 2013
The Pentagon starts furloughing 650,000 civilian employees next week.
Posted In: Pentagon, defense department, military, furloughs, sequester
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Sequester cuts weigh on Head Start programs

May 29, 2013
Cuts to government-funded child development programs leave parents scrambling to find child care.
Posted In: sequester, Education, head start, childcare

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'Breathing room' in Congress? Don't hold your breath

Dec 17, 2013
There are plenty of issues that still need to be dealt with before any grand bargain -- everything from the Farm Bill to unemployment insurance to the debt limit.
Posted In: farm bill, budget deal, Congress
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Budget deal doesn't solve one big thing: The sequester

Dec 12, 2013
The budget deal that passed the House essentially undoes sequester cuts set for the current fiscal year.
Posted In: budget deal

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After the debt debacle of 2011, Congress and the president agreed to a sweeping package of budget cuts that no one really wanted, as an incentive to work together later to reach a bipartisan compromise on more targeted cuts. That incentive didn't work as designed, and after postponing the date of the 'sequester' cuts, the U.S. Defense Department and other discretionary programs are now staring down the gun of massive, across-the-board budget cutbacks.

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