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Congress targets fed workers’ pensions for savings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers have found easy prey in their hunt for savings for Congress’ budget deal: Federal workers’ retirement programs, which are notably generous compared to the norm in private industry. Most federal […]

12/16/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, discusses the unfinished work of Congress and the struggle for Republican and Democratic budget negotiators to reach a compromise, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. She is joined by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., left, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., the ranking member of the House Budget Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Budget deal? Big obstacles, New Year’s deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — With hopes of a “grand bargain” long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and […]

12/05/2013

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Prospects brighten for small-scale budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the poisonous environment in Congress, chances are improving for a small-scale budget deal next month that would ease automatic spending decreases that threaten to cut more deeply into domestic programs and […]

11/25/2013

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Top Democrat Hoyer says GOP is stalling on budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 Democrat in the House said Tuesday that the top GOP negotiator on the budget is not interested in finding a compromise that would replace automatic budget cuts known as […]

11/19/2013

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Spending cuts, shutdown lower US budget deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government started the first month of the 2014 budget year with a smaller budget deficit, signaling further improvement in the nation’s finances at a time when lawmakers are wrestling to […]

11/13/2013

House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Negotiators looking for only a small budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget a grand bargain. Reaching even a small budget deal will be a challenge when negotiators start meeting next week in an effort to salvage any kind of agreement in the aftermath […]

10/24/2013

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Senate set to approve huge 2013 spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate pressed ahead Wednesday on a huge, bipartisan spending bill aimed at keeping the government running through September and ruling out the chance of a government shutdown later this month.

03/20/2013

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Congress works on budget for both 2013 and future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is finally cleaning up its unfinished budget business for the 2013 budget year with a bipartisan government-wide funding bill. But they are gearing up for divisive votes over how to fix the nation’s long-term deficit woes.

03/19/2013

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Ryan: New GOP budget resembles last year’s plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan says that the balanced-budget blueprint he’s releasing next week will look a lot like the plan Republicans passed last year.

03/06/2013

Fiscal debate

Debt crisis averted — but spring fight still ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retreating with a purpose, Republicans sped legislation through the House to avert the imminent threat of a government default but pointing the way to a springtime budget struggle over Medicare, farm subsidies and other benefit programs.

01/23/2013

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