SPECIAL REPORT

The Fiscal 2014 Budget

President Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget was released April 10. It has cuts and adjustments to federal programs including the foreign and domestic spending.
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SPECIAL REPORT

No Sequester Cuts Are Needed in 2014, OMB Says

February 14, 2014 Enacted appropriations fall within spending limits for the fiscal year.

Congress' 2014 Could Be Even Worse Than Its 2013

January 2, 2014 Voters are skeptical that the federal government can get much of anything done, a new Associated Press poll reports.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas

Republican Senators Say Budget Will Pass

December 12, 2013 Sticking point is that the agreement lifts the spending caps set in the 2011 Budget Control Act.

Pentagon Comptroller: Budget Uncertainty is 'Taking Its Toll'

November 14, 2013 Hale recounts how spending strategies are formed, then tossed.

“Reducing EPA’s budget by this magnitude will have a devastating effect on the services EPA provides to the nation,”  NTEU President Colleen Kelley said in a letter.

Union Blasts Plan for Steep Cuts to EPA

August 30, 2013 House panel’s move for 34 percent slice would cap personnel at early ‘90s levels.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Analysis: McCain May Be Our Only Hope for Forging Fiscal Deal

August 8, 2013 The Republican senator is the natural leader of the forces for pragmatic sanity in the party.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

Senate Republicans Prepare for Coming Fiscal Showdown

August 5, 2013 Mitch McConnell's team is selling his role as GOP dealmaker.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Senate Prepares for a Fight Over Sequestration

June 27, 2013 Democrats and Republicans divided over federal spending.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter

Pentagon Preparing Two Budget Plans for Fiscal 2014

June 12, 2013 Sequestration cuts are ‘embarrassing,’ could require sharp workforce reductions, official says.

Top Econ Adviser: 'The Era of Threatening Default Is Over'

April 25, 2013 Gene Sperling thinks Congress can pass a budget this year.

Obama Budget Would Increase Federal Workforce

April 23, 2013 Additional staff proposed for Homeland Security, VA among other agencies.

Senate Leader Set to Push Budget Forward

April 23, 2013 Reid seeks conference with House but may lack GOP support.

Get Ready for Smallest U.S. Investment in Budget in History

April 17, 2013 Infrastructure, education, research spending at all-time lows as share of GDP.

"Our issue on furloughs is to get down to zero or get support and push that way, because we have a dramatic impact on our equipment and our readiness,” Rear Adm. Joe Mulloy, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for budget, said

Defense May Reduce Furloughs Again as Navy Pushes to Eliminate Them

April 11, 2013 Forced unpaid leave could cost more than it saves, official says.

“This is simply inadequate, particularly in light of what will become the end of 2013 a three-year pay freeze,” National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley said.

Federal Unions Blast Obama Budget

April 11, 2013 Proposed 1 percent federal pay raise called weak, retirement changes criticized.

Quiz: Which Budget Is Right for You?

April 11, 2013 Mitt Romney, for example, would do best under Paul Ryan's budget.

Military Health Care Reform Included in Obama’s Budget

April 10, 2013 Higher fees and new fees would be phased in over five years.

Budget Winners and Losers

April 10, 2013 President’s fiscal 2014 plan tightens spending levels, but makes room for a few increases.

Obama Budget Calls for Postage Rate Hike, Other USPS Reforms

April 10, 2013 White House seeks savings from postal agency's overhaul.

Tweeting the Fiscal 2014 Budget

April 10, 2013 Politicians, agency leaders, journalists and concerned citizens weigh in.

Copies of the budget are prepared for binding at the Government Printing Office.

The Hottest Book Drop in Town: Behind the Scenes at the Budget Release

April 10, 2013 In the age of the PDF, budget drops aren't what they used to be.

Copies of the budget were distributed to Senate staff Wednesday morning.

Obama Budget Pays for Military Base Closures

April 10, 2013 New BRAC would be modeled after 1993 and ’95 rounds, official says.

White House Budget Plan Increases Feds’ Pension Contributions

April 10, 2013 Proposal would raise the amount employees pay toward pensions by 1.2 percent over three years.

Obama Seeks 1 Percent Pay Raise for Feds

April 10, 2013 Fiscal 2014 budget plan also proposes a 1 percent salary increase for military.

The Real Budget Action Won't Come Until Wednesday's Dinner With the GOP

April 10, 2013 12 Republican senators are scheduled to attend.

It's Debt-Ceiling Madness Again. Why You Should Stay Calm (Sort Of)

April 10, 2013 Political climate has changed since 2011 standoff.

The Obama budget will propose canceling the funding in the Agriculture appropriations bill for catfish inspections.  Currently catfish inspection is also handled by the FDA and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Budget Will Propose Program Cuts, Consolidations to Save $25B

April 9, 2013 Plan to curb duplication and waste will 'go further' than past requests, official says.

What to Expect in Obama’s Budget

April 9, 2013 The White House is unveiling its 2014 spending plan on Wednesday.

Obama: Budget Will Reduce the Deficit Without 'Aimless, Reckless' Cuts

April 8, 2013 President says his proposal will not hurt middle class or seniors, despite targeting federal employees and retirees.

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.

Analysis: Alternative House GOP Budget Makes Faster, Deeper Cuts

March 19, 2013 Republican Study Committee's new plan balances the federal government in just 4 years; Ryan’s takes 10.

Nondefense Slice of Domestic Spending on Track to Hit 50-Year Low

March 15, 2013 Government operations and welfare programs take big hits in both Democratic and GOP plans.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

Senate Democrats’ Budget Balances Spending Cuts, Revenue Hikes

March 13, 2013 Proposal shields federal pay and retirement benefits.

The previous budget was released in February, 2012.

Obama to Release Fiscal 2014 Budget Next Month, Defense memo Says

February 11, 2013 Congress will have ‘top level’ budget by mid-March, Federal Times reports.

Obama to Back 1 Percent Pay Boost for Feds Next Year

February 8, 2013 President will propose a 1 percent salary boost for civilian workers in upcoming budget.

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., a member of the House Budget Committee

House passes balanced budget bill

February 6, 2013 Legislation would require president to submit supplemental plan by April 1.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., offered an amendment to H.R. 44 which directs President Obama to submit a balanced budget plan to Congress this spring.

House committee rejects Democratic sequester replacement

February 5, 2013 Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s failed proposal contained a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases.

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Fiscal 2014 budget delayed, OMB confirms, citing uncertainty

January 15, 2013 House Budget Chairman Ryan mocks Obama for past tardiness.

Agencies asked to beef up ‘evidence-based’ budgeting

May 21, 2012 OMB memo encourages waivers from Congress for cross-agency partnerships.