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White House cuts Homeland Security, Justice grants

Fiscal 2012 request reduces or eliminates funding for several popular grant programs that help state and local communities.

Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., says her bill  'halts the sprawl of government.'

Lawmaker seeks federal hiring freeze

Bill would require certain agencies to hire one employee for every two workers who retire or leave service.

F-35 second engine under fire in spending debate

Cut-minded GOP freshmen are being tapped to help kill the program.

IRS budget would allow for thousands of new hires

Proposed boost in enforcement operations likely to collide with Republican calls for reducing tax collection budget.

Agencies seek to improve acquisition rule-making process

Current procedures are too burdensome and agencies aren’t collaborating enough, officials say.

White House threatens to veto 2011 funding measure

Move means government shutdown looms larger.


Obama budget calls for targeted cuts

Fiscal 2012 proposal seeks $1.1 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years, but many spending reductions would be reinvested elsewhere.

Senate GOP not satisfied with Obama's budget proposal

Republicans say deficit reduction plans don't go far enough.

Budget includes 1.6 percent pay raise for military personnel

The administration also pledges $8.3 billion in fiscal 2012 funds to support military families.


Obama’s budget hits nonsecurity agencies hard

More than half would see decreases under the fiscal 2012 proposal, which also calls on the federal government to sell 14,000 buildings.