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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sequester Pentagon cuts start to bite

Jun 28, 2013
The Pentagon starts furloughing 650,000 civilian employees next week.
Posted In: Pentagon, defense department, military, furloughs, sequester

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