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2014-04-15 23:05:00

New Deltek federal budget report provides contractors with insight into budget priorities and strategies. Herndon, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 According to a new report from Deltek, the President’s FY 2015 budget request reveals agencies’ attempt at some level of recovery in FY 2014 while making targeted cuts for FY 2015. The request reflects a decline in federal contractor-addressable spending from $647 billion in FY 2013 to $608 billion in FY 2015. Most interestingly, agency estimates...

2014-04-10 12:25:14

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Editors and designers for the Harvard Political Review - a top undergraduate journal on politics and public policy supported by Harvard's Institute of Politics - have released the FY 2013 Annual Report of the USA (ARUSA), a research tool offering an examination of the federal budget and challenges facing American taxation and spending policy. Highlights of the report - including a short video showcasing the study's authors and their...

2014-02-04 16:28:16

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the federal deficit is currently dropping, The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show that Washington cannot afford to put fiscal reform on the back burner. The CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook, released this morning, estimates that budget deficits will add $7.9 trillion to the federal debt in the coming decade as Washington struggles with high health care spending,...

2014-01-13 12:20:09

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Stimson Center report issued today says the United States and Japan would both benefit by jointly initiating a pragmatic and collaborative approach to modernize and strengthen their alliance at a time when U.S. defense spending cuts are worrying Japanese government and military leaders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/DC68405LOGO) The report, titled "Opportunity Out of Necessity: The Impact of US Defense Budget Cuts on...

2014-01-07 23:02:16

An Innovation and Competitiveness-Centered Approach to Deficit Reduction, produced by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), presents a comprehensive series of recommendations designed to focus federal policy on investments that promote growth. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 The "Washington Consensus" on the federal budget process is grounded in faulty economic theory which leads to a fixation on reducing the debt and a focus on putting...

2013-10-30 23:21:04

The 1.5% 2014 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) confirms that the annual boost is at record lows. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The 1.5% 2014 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) confirms that the annual boost is at record lows. According to an analysis by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), the average COLA between 2010 through 2014 hits new lows at just 1.5% — far lower than the 3% average over the past 3 decades. More than 58 million beneficiaries...

2013-10-11 12:20:40

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The current across-the-board cuts in federal spending have already damaged both national security and the economy, with the negative impact likely to double or triple in the next two years, according to a study released today by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). The analysis was co-chaired by former Senators Pete Domenici, a BPC senior fellow, and Chuck Robb and prominent businessman Mort Zuckerman. The report, The Sequester:...

2013-09-12 13:29:25

As debate over the national debt and the federal budget deficit begins to heat up again, an analysis of national polls conducted in 2013 shows that, compared with recent government reports prepared by experts, the public has different views about the need to reduce future Medicare spending to deal with the federal budget deficit. Many experts believe that future Medicare spending will have to be reduced in order to lower the federal budget deficit [1] but polls show little support (10% to...

2013-07-26 16:21:39

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bread for the World strongly opposes the 2014 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee. U.S. poverty-focused development assistance comprises less than 1 percent of the federal budget. Most of these funds are appropriated through the State and Foreign Operations bill. The House bill eliminates 26 percent of all development assistance--on top of the steep cuts made last year....

2013-06-04 16:24:01

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt: "With Congress back in session this week, we are once again bearing witness to a slow-motion fiscal train wreck on Capitol Hill. Both Democrats and Republicans are trying to find ways to renege on adhering to the reduced spending levels set up by the 'sequester' - the House has begun moving...