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House lawmakers plan return to deficit battle following recess

Republican leaders are planning to bring up a $260 billion measure to slash the budget gap and replace across-the-board spending cuts. Read more...
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Back to budget drawing board for angry lawmakers

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (last year)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans killed a $54 billion measure for transportation, housing and community development grants Thursday because it exceeded the spending limits required under automatic budget cuts that are the produc... Read Post

Obama deficit panel may surprise on tax reform

Politics : James Pethokoukis: Political Risk (4 years ago)

President Barack Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission has a mandate to cut the U.S. budget gap. But the White House panel may surprise in another area: tax reform. Democrats and Republicans are taking a hard look at a plan that wou... Read Post

Army Leaders Mull Plan To Cut Combat Teams By One-Third

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (3 years ago)

Earlier this month, Army leaders floated a plan to cut the service's brigade combat teams by one-third -- or 15 BCT's -- as a way to meet the White House's deficit reduction goals. As lawmakers start drawing battle lines around the ... Read Post

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