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 Enacted appropriations fall within spending limits for the fiscal year.

Congress' 2014 Could Be Even Worse Than Its 2013

January 2 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.