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Louis Jacobson

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A Bevy of Budget Reforms

April 28, 1997 ljacobso@njdc.com If any one of a half dozen bills makes it through Congress, the insular and arcane world of federal budgeting may be in for some changes. The Budget Process Reform Act, sponsored by Rep. C. Christopher Cox, R-Calif., and backed by at least 200 other Members, would--among its many ...

No Cash for Reserves

March 18, 1997 ljacobso@njdc.com Pentagon officials are hustling to stabilize a critically flawed federal insurance program that could enrich about 3,000 lucky military reservists at an unanticipated cost of $72 million. The program--a high priority of assistant secretary for reserve affairs Deborah R. Lee--was established in 1996 after the Persian Gulf war showed ...

Insider Takes on IRS

March 11, 1997 ljacobso@njdc.com The IRS is no one's favorite agency, but a new book by the agency's first and last in-house historian has turned up the heat considerably. Unbridled Power: Inside the Secret Culture of the IRS, by Shelley L. Davis (HarperBusiness), charges that the IRS hides controversial internal documents behind spurious ...

Bombs Away

December 1, 1996 s Lt. Mike Schaffer shows off the cramped, but nuclear-safe, toilet facilities inside his launch control center at the India 01 missile alert facility in Montana, he takes care to point out the flushing mechanism. "This," he deadpans, "is the real button." When you're baby-sitting the most powerful weapons ever ...

House Hopefuls Embrace Contract

August 13, 1996 Two years after its sun-drenched signing ceremony, Newt Gingrich's Contract With America has lost a lot of its luster inside Washington's Beltway, where critics have branded House Republicans too extreme and too unwilling to compromise with the Senate or President Clinton. But GOP challengers for House seats this year vociferously ...