SPECIAL REPORT

The Fiscal 2013 Budget

President Barack Obama unveiled his federal budget on February 13, 2012.
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Jim Nussle, the former Office of Management and Budget director under George W. Bush, appeared at the event Thursday.

Fiscal 'cliff' might look more like a gradual, downward slope

October 25, 2012 Ex-budget chief says terminology may be too dramatic.

"What I think we will do is to pass a piece of legislation that will continue the current tax policy for at least a year and send that to the Senate," said Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.

House Republican proposes one-year solution to fiscal cliff

June 18, 2012 Congress has only a few more months to prevent tax measures from expiring.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen says it bothers him when “Republican colleagues try to gain political points by talking down federal employees.”

Budget crisis: A chance to improve, not dismantle, government?

May 7, 2012 Maryland lawmaker says Democrats would shield workforce from further cuts.

Panetta, Dempsey refute GOP claims of budget dissenters

April 17, 2012 Lawmakers had suggested senior military leaders don't support Obama’s 2013 budget.

Lawmakers, generals, budgets. . . and lies?

March 29, 2012 The chasm between Republicans, Democrats, and military over defense cuts goes on full display.

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Republican budget proposal a political document

March 20, 2012 Plan offers few details on which 'wasteful' programs and agencies would be cut.

Fiscal stalemate will drag on into 2013, analyst forecasts

March 8, 2012 Budget expert tells technology industry that lawmakers will ‘kick the can down the road.’

Pentagon seeks to strengthen acquisition workforce

March 2, 2012 Previous effort at insourcing gives way to seeking proper balance.

CDC cuts could harm biodefense efforts

March 2, 2012 Proposed budget reductions would hit state and local readiness programs.

Obama would restore recent cuts in IRS budget

February 14, 2012 Agency and union argue new hires bring in more revenue.

Obama budget seeks savings via management reforms

February 13, 2012 Investments in research and green technology are coupled with consolidation and data-based evaluations.

Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret Hamburg asks a worker a question in a Chinese food safety lab in 2010.

FDA inspectors could be moving to China

February 13, 2012 Budget allocates $10 million to ensure standards in Chinese food and drug plants.

Budget requests, agency-by-agency

February 13, 2012 A look at how President's Obama's fiscal 2013 plan would affect major departments.

Defense Comptroller Robert Hale

Budget request includes TRICARE cut, military retirement details

February 13, 2012 Proposal increases pay by 1.7 percent, but would slow raises after 2014.

Obama sticks to same Medicare cost-savers

February 13, 2012 Overall HHS funding request up $7 billion from fiscal 2012.

Interior budget boosts oversight of offshore drilling

February 13, 2012 Obama again proposes ending tax breaks for oil and gas companies.

Budget reflects scaled-back vision for clean energy

February 13, 2012 Plan would take the Energy Department’s renewables spending up to $2.3 billion.

Video: Obama says budget has 'difficult cuts'

February 13, 2012 In a Northern Virginia speech Monday, Obama says his fiscal 2013 budget includes many reductions.

Budget recommends greater flexibility for Postal Service

February 13, 2012 Plan would restructure retirement obligations and reduce mail delivery to five days.

EPA faces third straight year of cuts

February 13, 2012 Budget barely acknowledges the agency’s plans to regulate power-plant emissions.

Homeland security spending request holds level

February 13, 2012 Request of $39.5 billion is just a slight decrease from current spending.

State Department budget request only slightly higher than 2012

February 13, 2012 Increase is especially small considering the agency's growing responsibilities.

White House seeks Treasury savings through streamlining

February 13, 2012 Proposed new fee on large financial firms would compensate Americans and discourage future risk taking.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Education budget focuses on college affordability

February 13, 2012 Plan increases Pell Grants and asks Congress to stop a interest-rate hike on student loans from going into effect in July.

President requests 'more disciplined' $613 billion Defense budget

February 13, 2012 White House wants $525.4 billion for regular defense and $88.5 billion for war account.

President's budget makes pay raise proposal official

February 13, 2012 Obama also calls for an increase in the amount employees contribute to their pensions.

Obama chief of staff: 'Congress needs to get its work done'

February 13, 2012 Jack Lew puts the ball in lawmakers' court on fiscal 2013 budget and payroll tax cut extension.

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

House budget chairman puts emphasis on spending cuts

February 13, 2012 Democrats fail to take fiscal instability seriously, says Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Government Printing Office photo

Budget day arrives with low expectations

February 13, 2012 If history is a guide, the judgment that President Obama's budget is dead on arrival is probably accurate.

Obama budget forecasts $1.33 trillion deficit for fiscal 2012

February 10, 2012 Projected deficit is higher than 2011's $1.296 trillion figure.

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