House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (center) heads to the floor for votes following a GOP conference meeting in the U.S. Capitol on Monday in Washington, D.C. Republicans and President Obama reached a budget deal that night.

Congress, White House dodge spending caps

Oct 27, 2015
Congress and the White House have once again danced around sequestration.
Posted In: budget, government, sequester, sequestration

A case study in why it's hard to cut the budget: The F-35

Dec 19, 2013
The Joint Strike Fighter -- a new, high-tech jet known as the F-35 -- is way over budget and years behind schedule. Yet Congress has not moved to clip its wings.
Posted In: defense, F-35, sequester, sequestration

Contractors still feel squeeze of shutdown

Nov 18, 2013
Businesses that rely on government subcontract work are wary of budget cuts potentially set for next year, even as they continue to deal with the fallout from last month's partial government shutdown.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, government shutdown 2013

Advice for Congress, from Congress

Oct 18, 2013
More than 20 Senators and seven Representatives have begun work on a compromise budget that liberals and conservatives can live with, before new sequester cuts hit in January. A supercommittee was what created the sequester impasse in the first place, what will be different this time around?
Posted In: Congress, sequester, government shutdown 2013, Supercommittee

Sequester still looms over Merchant Marine

Sep 25, 2013
Across-the-board budget cuts that would slash the number of ships in the Merchant Marine would end up costing the Navy -- perhaps billions of dollars.
Posted In: navy, Merchant Marine, sequester, sequestration

Pentagon reduces furlough days for civilian workers

Aug 8, 2013
It's good news for the approximately 640,000 furloughed Department of Defense employees that there will be only six furlough days instead of 11. But it's still a hardship for many of them.
Posted In: sequester, furloughs, Congress, Pentagon

IRS beats the sequester! Lucky you

Jul 22, 2013
The IRS is canceling its Monday furlough day because it has managed to cut costs enough to avoid it.
Posted In: sequester, government cuts, IRS, Taxes

Sequester hits Native Americans' mental health services

Jul 18, 2013
The suicide rate for Native Americans is nearly four times the national average, but many tribes' mental health services have been compromised by the sequester.
Posted In: sequester, native americans, mental health

Military commissaries closed by sequester

Jul 8, 2013
Monday is day one of the sequester-driven defense cuts, including a one-day a week closure of all domestic military grocery stores.
Posted In: sequester, military, defense

Yosemite, Grand Canyon visitors may feel sequester

Jul 5, 2013
Despite federal budget cuts from sequestration, the National Park Service says attendance is up in 2013.
Posted In: sequester, Yellowstone, national parks, camping