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Panel, Pentagon Come after Military Families, Employees

March 05, 2015

The exchanges and commissaries are an earned benefit treasured by military families and an important contributor to their quality of life. The modest cost of providing military families with inexpensive but essential goods and services is almost invisible in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) overall budget.

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Categories: DoD, Pay, Budget

DHS Remains on Brink of Shutdown

March 01, 2015

The agency that’s tasked with protecting the American homeland is still on the brink of a shutdown after the House of Representatives last Friday decided to fund the Department of Homeland Security for only one week instead of the entire fiscal year. The short-term funding measure runs out this Friday after midnight, sending Congress back to square one and crippling the important work of TSA, Border Patrol, ICE, FEMA, Coast Guard, FPS and other DHS agencies.

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Categories: DHS, Senate, Congress, Budget

Lifting The Middle Class

February 05, 2015

The White House on Monday released a 2016 budget proposal that lays out the president’s strategy to lift up the middle class. It also spells out plans for agencies and the federal workforce. Here are 12 things you need to know about the budget:

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Categories: Budget

House, Senate Leadership Giving Non-partisan CBO Chief the Boot

January 29, 2015

Majority leaders in the House and Senate are reportedly replacing Douglas Elmendorf as director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO, which was created as a non-partisan agency under a 1974 law, provides budget and economic analyses to Congress to help them make decisions on government programs. The CBO, for example, weighs in on sequestration cuts and other congressional proposals.

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Categories: Budget

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