Tag Archives: Federal Budget

Fiscal Deal Includes Back Pay for Workers Furloughed During Shutdown

The funding measure approved by Congress late Wednesday night includes language that grants back pay to federal workers that were on furlough during the 16-day government shutdown, GovExec reported Wednesday. Kellie Lunney writes federal staff who have been excepted from the shutdown but were required to work are guaranteed retroactive …

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House Unanimously Approves Furlough Back Pay Legislation

The House approved a bill 470-0 to mandate retroactive pay for the nearly 800,000 federal employees on furlough because of the government shutdown, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jack Moore writes the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act was put forward by Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) on …

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Military Chiefs: Sequestration Raises Readiness, Risk Issues

Four of the nation’s top military officials outlined the potential risks to troops and missions under sequestration during testimony to lawmakers this week, the Military Times reported Wednesday. Andrew Tilghman writes the chiefs of staff of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps agreed the mandatory cuts will affect …

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Is a Federal Budget Deal Coming Soon?

With the current federal budget set to expire Friday and a fast-approaching deadline, House and Senate negotiators reportedly “narrowed their differences” over the weekend on a more-than-$1 trillion federal spending bill for fiscal year 2012 according to Politico. If passed, and then signed by President Obama, discretionary spending would continue …

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Federal Funding Bill Approved, Focus Turns to Supercommittee

Congress avoided the drama of earlier disputes on the federal budget by passing a continuing resolution Thursday to ensure the federal government remains open through mid-December. President Obama signed the legislation Friday, as reported by Reuters, which keeps the government operating through Dec. 16. The House approved the Consolidated and …

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Senators Make a Bi-Partisan Push for Bi-Annual Budgets

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) have joined forces in trying to modify the 1974 budget act, which sets rules for Congress for creating and passing a budget. Both senators have proposed under a new system that the president would submit a budget …

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