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Budget allocates $10 million to ensure standards in Chinese food and drug plants.
A look at how President's Obama's fiscal 2013 plan would affect major departments.
The Atlantic's Derek Thompson notes that a new Gallup survey shows that nationwide, one in six people work for government at the local, state or federal levels. And no state has fewer than one in nine.
Proposal increases pay by 1.7 percent, but would slow raises after 2014.
Overall HHS funding request up $7 billion from fiscal 2012.
Obama again proposes ending tax breaks for oil and gas companies.
Plan would take the Energy Department’s renewables spending up to $2.3 billion.
In a Northern Virginia speech Monday, Obama says his fiscal 2013 budget includes many reductions.
Plan would restructure retirement obligations and reduce mail delivery to five days.