The Federal Eye: Budget


Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Parties stake out dueling positions on federal workforce issues

Workforce size and the amount employees pay toward retirement benefits will be among the issues the House is set to consider.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, federal employee retirement, federal employees, federal workforce

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Ryan plan again seeks higher retirement contributions by federal workers

The House budget plan repeats a proposal to increase the amount federal employees pay toward their retirement benefits.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  attrition, federal employees, federal workforce, FERS, retirement contributions, ryan budget

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Interior Dept.’s budget would increase to $11.7 billion

A billion dollars are designated for the president’s climate resilience plan.

By Darryl Fears  |  12:38 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, interior department

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 03/04/2014

National Institutes of Health would get $30.36 billion under 2015 budget proposal

Request represents a slight increase from 2014, but still falls hundreds of millions short of 2012 spending.

By Ariana Cha  |  12:06 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/04/2014

State Dept. budget proposal includes $4.6 billion to secure diplomatic facilities overseas

Obama administration seeks $46.2 billion for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, $1.6 billion less than it requested for fiscal 2014.

By Jason Ukman  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, state department

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/04/2014

White House budget would ask for $77 billion for HHS

The budget includes new funding for AIDS prevention, family planning programs, and food safety among other things.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Obama to propose 1 percent pay hike for federal workers, troops

Increase is part of fiscal 2015 budget proposal, which is to be announced next week.

By Joe Davidson  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal budget, Obama

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Impact of budgetary hit to federal retirement weighed

Requiring federal employees to pay more toward their retirement benefits likely would hurt retention, but effect on recruitment less certain, study says.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:53 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, CSRS, federal employee benefits, federal retirement, FERS, retirement contributions

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Dems seek GOP help in forcing vote on 'clean' bill

Dems seek GOP help in forcing vote on “clean” bill.

By Joe Davidson  |  09:41 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Budget battle

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Federal workers asked to submit cost-saving ideas

The White House is seeking cost-saving suggestions from federal employees for inclusion with the next budget proposal.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:41 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, federal employees, save award, suggestion program, White House

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 07/10/2013

House subcommittee approves GOP plan to slash IRS budget by 24 percent

The House Appropriations measure would give the IRS $9 billion for 2014, representing the lowest level for the agency since 2001.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:26 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  irs budget

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/08/2013

DoD civilian furloughs set to begin Monday

The move amounts to a 20 percent cut in pay for hundreds of thousands of defense workers over the next three months.

By Steve Vogel  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense budget, defense furloughs

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Obama administration to stop bonus program for federal managers in 2013

The Obama administration is suspending the prestigious Presidential Rank Awards this year, another sign of budget austerity.

By Lisa Rein  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal budget

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/10/2013

How would the White House budget affect small businesses?

A comprehensive analysis of the impacts that the White House budget request would have on small businesses.

By Josh Hicks  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, small business

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/10/2013

White House budget could impact NASA's Mars rover program

Funding for NASA's Planetary Science program would drop by $300 million under the president's budget proposal.

By Joel Achenbach  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Department of Interior would see gains under Obama's budget

President Obama wants to increase funding for the Interior Department, according to the White House budget request for 2014.

By Darryl Fears  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, interior department

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 04/10/2013

EPA would get funding increase under president's proposal

The White House budget request would reduce funding for the agency by 3.5 percent compared to 2012.

By Lenny Bernstein  |  03:19 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, EPA funding

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/10/2013

HUD budget 'keeps residents in their homes,' Donovan says

The Department of Housing and Urban Development would receive $47.6 billion in the proposed 2014 budget.

By Steve Vogel  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, HUD

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Obama's budget calls for more Justice Department spending

The president's 2014 budget request asks for additional funding for Justice Department programs that combat gun violence and foster firearm safety.

By Peter Finn  |  03:07 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Justice spending

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Obama proposes 1 percent raise for federal employees

President Obama proposed a 1 percent raise for federal employees in 2014, as part of his budget proposal released Wednesday.

By Joe Davidson  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, federal employees

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Labor Department funding would increase under president's plan

The Department of Labor would receive $12.1 billion in discretionary funding in the proposed 2014 budget, an increase of $100 million from 2013, money the White House said will help unemployed workers gain skills to find new jobs

By Steve Vogel  |  01:34 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Labor Department

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Budget would provide more money for VA mental health care

The president's proposed $152.7 billion budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs represents a 10.2 percent increase from the previous year.

By Steve Vogel  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, veterans

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/10/2013

President's plan would trim defense spending

The White House budget calls for a small reduction in defense spending, including cuts to the military's health-care system and costly weapons programs.

By ernesto londono  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, defense spending

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Budget would boost education funding

The president's budget would increase discretionary spending for the Department of Education by nearly 5 percent.

By Lyndsey Layton  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, education funding, Budget

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Budget generous toward National Science Foundation

The White House budget would increase funding for the National Science Foundation by more than 8 percent.

By Joel Achenbach  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, science funding, Budget

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/10/2013

White House budget: Health impacts

Impacts of the White House budget on everything from Medicare and the Affordable Care Act to funding for the Department of Health and Human Services

By N.C. Aizenman  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, health, Budget

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/10/2013

White House budget: State Department impacts

The administration wants to reduce spending to promote economic and political reforms in the Middle East and North Africa by $220 million compared to the previous fiscal year.

By Douglas Frantz  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, state department

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Ag spending would remain steady under president's plan

The president's budget would essentially maintain spending levels for the Department of Agriculture, although it would implement some cost-saving measures.

By Brady Dennis  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, USDA

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Impacts of the White House budget

A look at how the president's 2014 budget request would impact various government programs and agencies.

By Josh Hicks  |  11:59 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Budget

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013

DOCUMENT | The White House budget

Full text of the full White House budget request for 2014.

By Josh Hicks  |  11:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 04/10/2013

What's the score on White House budget day?

The White House will release a budget request on Wednesday that begins the next phase of talks over the nation's fiscal strategy.

By Josh Hicks  |  06:01 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener, Budget

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 04/01/2013

House budget targets student-loan repayment perk for federal workers

A report on the House-passed budget reveals that the plan seeks to end the student loan reimbursement program for federal workers.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:12 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, House budget, student loans

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/01/2013

CBP rethinks furloughs, overtime cuts

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has delayed implementation of plans to furlough its employees and cut their overtime, according to an agency memo to CBP employees.

By Joe Davidson  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, federal employees, Federal furloughs, furlough, furloughs

Posted at 09:36 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Furloughs and federal pay at stake in dueling budget plans

Senate Democrats on Wednesday released a budget plan that does not target federal employee compensation but does seek to replace spending cuts with unpaid furloughs.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:36 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, federal employees, furloughs, pay freeze, sequestration

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Congress takes up federal employee pay, retirement proposals

Both sides of the Capitol on Wednesday took up budget measures with provisions of direct importance to federal employee pocketbooks.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, federal employees, pay freeze, retirement contributions, sequestration

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Ryan budget seeks higher retirement contributions by federal employees

The federal workforce would be reduced by attrition and employees would pay more toward their retirement benefits under the budget plan unveiled Tuesday by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis).

By Eric Yoder  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, hiring freeze, retirement contributions, ryan budget

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Senate measure would keep federal pay rates frozen

Federal employee salary rates would remain frozen through the remainder of 2013, under a budget measure introduced in the Senate late Monday.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, CR, federal employees, federal pay

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Public sector union members protest potential budget cuts

Members of public sector unions protested federal budget cuts at rally across from the Capitol.

By Joe Davidson  |  04:17 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Protesting budget cuts

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/10/2013

White House warns of 'hundreds of thousands' furloughs

White House officials expect "hundreds of thousands" of federal employees to be furloughed unless Congress acts to avert across-the-board budget cuts.

By Joe Davidson  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Budget cut furloughs

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 01/28/2013

White House: Automatic cuts 'not supported by virtually anyone in Washington'

White House press secretary reiterates that automatic spending cuts known as a sequester were never designed to take effect.

By Lisa Rein  |  05:36 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense budget, defense contractors, federal budget, federal emloyees, federal employees, fiscal cliff, Government Efficiency, sequestration

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Senate will try to end its three-year budgeting hiatus

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By Josh Hicks  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal budget

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Federal union blasts Pentagon budget plan

The American Federation of Government Employees says the Pentagon's budget plan shows "unapologetic bias ... in favor of contractors, regardless of cost."

By Joe Davidson  |  02:42 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pentagon budget plan

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Conferees accept DoD job cut plan

Civilian federal employment at the Defense Department would be cut along with the planned reductions in military personnel in coming years under a House-Senate agreement announced Tuesday evening.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:04 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civilian defense jobs, defense budget, defense contractors, defense department jobs, federal employees

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Local House members oppose potential DoD job cuts

Washington-area members of the House will ask their colleagues to reject a Senate plan that could result in about a 5 percent loss of Defense Department civilian positions, along with a similar cut in contractor jobs.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:59 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civilian defense jobs, defense budget, defense contractors, defense department, federal employees, federal jobs

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Defense forum: Steep cuts likely, regardless of fiscal cliff

The Defense Department faces steep cuts in the next decade regardless of whether the government goes off the fiscal cliff, speakers at a defense forum in Washington said.

By Steve Vogel  |  02:34 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense budget; sequestration and defense budget; defense forum on fiscal cliff

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Federal workers: How would 10 percent staff reduction affect you?

A measure approved by the House Budget Committee would reduce the federal workforce by 10 percent by 2015. What would such a reduction mean for your agency?

By Natalie Jennings  |  05:09 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, federal budget

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Federal budget 2013: Which cuts go too far? Should there be others? | #keeporcut

What insight do you have into the federal budget? First, delve into the federal budget document. Then share your thoughts.

By Ryan Kellett  |  11:37 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Federal budget 2013: Plan calls for increase in federal employee pension contributions

The Obama administration is proposing to increase the contribution of federal employees to their retirement program by 0.4 percent each year over three years.

By Joe Davidson  |  10:04 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama budget, federal budget