Despite Deal, Pentagon Must Cope With Budget Woes

Despite Spending Deal, Pentagon Must Cope with Long-Term Budget Pressure Top DOD officials and defense hawks for the most part breathed a sigh of relief after congressional leaders reached a budget deal offering the Defense Department $56 billion above the spending caps in fiscal 2016 and 2017. Beyond the agreement’s window, though, defense officials will … Read More

Sequestration Effects Would Reach Far Beyond Capital Hill

Sequestration would impact more than national security, it would deeply cut the nation’s economy and cripple federal programs relied upon by some of the most vulnerable Americans. Rallying outside the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 7, federal employee advocates, education and health stakeholders, and congressional leaders called for bipartisan work to raise spending caps for both … Read More