Congress is asking top U.S. defense contractors to disclose their corporate plans if the military is forced to cut $500 billion from its budget early next year, putting the companies in the middle of a political fight between Republicans and the White House.
Sequestration is like the weather in Washington -- everybody talks about it, no one likes it, and no one knows what to do about it.
Most of the provisions in a landmark food safety law which passed 16 months ago still haven't gone into effect and are stuck in a rule-making process at the White House, four months overdue.
The federal worker pay freeze might be over.
Indiana's state government has discovered $320 million in funds it didn't know it had, money that officials stumbled across while enacting statewide belt-tightening measures.
White House budget director Jacob Lew said Thursday he's optimistic that Congress will avoid any more threats of federal shutdowns later this month over a 2012 budget.
A former White House budget chief said Thursday that Congress won't reach a deal to raise the nation's ability to borrow until the financial markets panic.
A bipartisan group of negotiators is "making progress" toward finding a way to both raise the debt ceiling and whittle down budget deficits, President Obama's top budget chief said Monday.
Federal workers have a message for the White House: Keep your hands off my retirement benefits.
Already enduring a two-year pay freeze, federal workers are once again in the crosshairs of a plan designed to cut government spending.
The White House's budget wonks might soon be working in a union shop.
So if the federal government shuts down, taxpayers would save a lot of money, right?
What happens when you apply an 1884 law to BlackBerries? Mass confusion.
With the federal government on the verge of a shutdown, many government services and agencies would be closed, suspended or otherwise affected.
If you think cutting the government's budget is as easy as taking the ax to some unpopular federal programs, a new national poll suggests that you should think again.
A vacant federal warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, is one of 14,000 properties targeted under a new proposal by President Barack Obama to accelerate the sale of federal real estate the government no longer needs.
The earnings gap between men and women has narrowed, but a new White House report shows that on average women still only make about 75% as much as their male counterparts.
Washington has started getting ready for a possible government shutdown.
What happens to Social Security if the government shuts down?
Unauthorized federal workers and contractors have been warned not to attempt to read the classified documents on WikiLeaks on either government or personal computers.
Two years after the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program was launched, the Congressional Budget Office now estimates the government's economic rescue package will cost taxpayers $25 billion.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Jacob J. Lew as director of the White House's Office of Management and Budget by a voice vote Thursday night.
Last year, their boss issued a challenge: Give me your best ideas to save money.
The Obama administration made public all information available throughout the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday in response to a preliminary report that criticized how it handled the disaster.
The Obama administration vastly underestimated the tens of thousands of barrels of oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, despite contrary information from scientists using better methodologies, a report from a national panel investigating the response said Wednesday.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday named a task force to plan the restoration of the Gulf Coast region after this year's oil disaster.
Two Senate committees hold hearings Thursday on the nomination of Jacob J. Lew as director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Peter Orszag has told President Barack Obama that he plans to leave his position as White House budget director in July, an Obama administration official told CNN Monday evening.
Peter Orszag has told President Obama that he plans to leave his position as White House budget director in July, an Obama administration official said Monday evening.
President Obama will propose a new tax on financial institutions Thursday to ensure that taxpayers who bailed out banks get paid back, according to a senior administration official.
You don't need a Ph.D in economics to know that the government fiscal year that ended last week was ugly for the budget.
Congress has raised the debt ceiling four times in the past two years and will probably have to do it again in the next month.
The poverty rate rose last year to 13.2%, the highest level since 1997, said a report released Thursday.
A challenge that President Obama made to his Cabinet in April resulted in cost-cutting measures that more than doubled the original $100 million target, his administration said Monday.
Congressional Republicans tore into the Obama administration over the economic stimulus plan Wednesday, arguing that the White House is mishandling the distribution of the money while overstating the ability of the package to create jobs.
In the face of mounting deficitis, President Obama wants to restore fiscal discipline. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
President Obama urged Congress to adopt a "pay-as-you-go" approach to federal spending in order to restore fiscal discipline, but critics say the president's call lacks credibility.
New York City's Office of Management and Budget announced Wednesday an additional round of layoffs may be necessary to offset the city's 2010 budget shortfall.
Veterans groups are angry after President Obama told them Monday that he is still considering a proposal to have treatment for service-connected injuries charged to veterans' private insurance plans.
President Obama on Wednesday called for a reform of the much-maligned federal earmarking process.
Facing mounting criticism of a spending package packed with billions of dollars in earmarks, the Obama administration made a vow Sunday: This president will bring a halt to pork-laden bills.
Facing mounting criticism of a spending package packed with billions of dollars in earmarks, the Obama administration made a vow Sunday: this president will bring a halt to pork-laden bills.
CNN's Dan Lothian outlines President Obama's first budget plan.
The total cost of the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States will likely top $150 million by the time the galas and streamers and porta-pots are all cleaned up.
President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Peter Orszag to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the president's chief number-crunching department, and said he sees "tough choices" ahead in determining programs to keep or cut.
President-elect Barack Obama has picked Peter Orszag, the head of the Congressional Budget Office, to head his Office of Management and Budget, a top Democratic source told CNN Tuesday.
Treasury reversed earlier losses to tick up at the end of the session on Wednesday after the largest auction of 2-year notes in history.
U.S. government scientists are one step closer to publishing a rule aimed at protecting the endangered right whale from ship strikes.
Whaling fleets nearly wiped out North Atlantic right whales last century. Now these huge mammals are threatened by other human behavior: big ships, fishing gear and entanglement in federal bureaucracy.
The single best piece of advice I ever got about my job was to work part-time.
Short-term exposure to smog, or ozone, is clearly linked to premature deaths that should be taken into account when measuring the health benefits of reducing air pollution
Competing for federal grants can make a small-business owner feel as if she has stepped into a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Larger, better-funded firms are always ready to pounce on little guys and snatch their tiny portion of the government cheese. What's worse, some politicians have now decided that it's Tom who needs some help. The U.S. House has passed, and the Senate is considering, legislation that would dramatically alter the definition of "small" business and expand access to set-asides now reserved for independent entrepreneurs. The bill's Orwellian title: the Small Business Investment Expansion Act.
A government laptop computer stolen last month held unencrypted medical records of 2,500 participants in a government study, Susan Shirin, deputy director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) told CNN Monday.
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He has recently made stops in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, giving speeches and holding town hall meetings. But he's not seeking the presidency.
President Bush has approved a request to deploy 4,400 additional U.S. troops to Iraq, officials said.
I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that a spokesperson for Horizon Productions -- the company that produces the annual Lingerie Bowl -- told me that the event, which was originally scheduled to appear on pay-per-view this Sunday during the Super Bowl's halftime show, has been cancelled. The good news is that the Nationwide Insurance ad mocking Kevin Federline as a down-and-out fry cook has not been cancelled. Oh, and despite the one-year lingerie layoff, Lingerie Bowl V will be broadcast on cable next year.
In the largest such survey ever conducted, 86 percent of a group of more than 1,000 experts on the next-generation Internet say they worry that the head start of other nations will hurt the United States.
President Bush announced Tuesday that he has nominated Rob Portman, currently the U.S. trade representative, as the new director of the Office of Management and Budget.
In a move in part meant to ease tensions between the White House and Congress, President Bush has nominated former Republican lawmaker Rob Portman to be budget director.
Oil drilling companies are upset that the Bush administration has proposed killing funding for oil and natural gas exploration research and development programs at the Department of Energy, an industry lobbyist said Monday.
Hoping to speed up the identification of those killed by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, Louisiana said Thursday it would accept a new federal plan to pay for most of the cost for DNA testing.
The Bush administration is expected to launch a push for business-friendly regulation, possibly including streamlined and more flexible pollution standards, chemical-handling rules, and workers' medical-leave protections, Wednesday's Wall Street Journal reported.
When George W. Bush submitted his whopping $2.57 trillion proposal to Congress last week, it showed how the war on terrorism has come home to roost.
A sharply divided Congress began debating the Bush administration's $2.57 trillion budget for fiscal year 2006 Tuesday, with Democrats criticizing administration officials on topics from the proposed Social Security overhaul to the deficit.
A sharply divided Congress began debating the Bush administration's $2.6 trillion budget for fiscal year 2006 Tuesday, with Democrats sniping at administration officials on topics such as the nation's Social Security system and the deficit.
Wealthier Americans should take the hit to bolster Social Security, according to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll conducted over the weekend and released Tuesday.
Americans think the wealthy should help bolster Social Security, a CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll released Tuesday suggests.
In the 1970s, when Ina Garten was working for the White House Office of Management and Budget, little did she know that a career in food was waiting for her.
President Bush has submitted legislation to Congress outlining his administration's vision of the power and role of the new national intelligence director.
In a report released Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) revised its projection for the country's budgetary shortfalls, lowering its previous forecast for fiscal years 2004 and 2005 but raising its estimates for cumulative 10-year deficits by $281 billion.
The number of Americans living in poverty jumped to 35.9 million last year, up by 1.3 million, while the number of those without health care insurance rose to 45 million from 43.6 million in 2002, the U.S. government said in a report Thursday.
His resume is enough to inspire old-fashioned awe: Harvard undergrad, Rhodes scholar, Harvard Law, Lazard Freres partner, board member at Pfizer, PepsiCo, and AOL Time Warner, stints in both the Ca...
Typically it's bad form to whine about a competitor--but Brashear, a Pittsburgh optics manufacturer, may be entitled. The company claims it was nudged out of several contracts with NASA by an unfor...
President Bush's Management Agenda--an ambitious plan to trim bureaucratic fat and make government work better--hasn't drawn much attention yet. Partly that's because so much else has been going on...
Norman Lorentz might just have one of the worst jobs imaginable. Named the first chief technology officer of the Office of Management and Budget last fall, he oversees the federal government's $45 ...
The former CEO of General Electric surprised the business world earlier this month when he took a part-time one-year contract at LBO shop Clayton Dubilier & Rice. He will be making a handful of new...
For more than two years, Ed Yardeni, Deutsche Bank's chief economist, has been Wall Street's biggest Y2K agitator. His forecast--that Y2K had a 70% chance of causing a global recession this year--a...
Surrounded by files and packing cartons, outgoing White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta is busy cleaning out his West Wing office these days. He seems palpably eager to get out of Washington and ...
THE DEBATE IN WASHINGTON OVER HOW to slow spending on Medicare (for more on this, see page 28) may have distracted your attention from other ways Congress wants to balance the budget. Here are four...
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Americans don't like the budget deficit. Year in and year out they list it as a major worry (82% in a recent Gallup poll said reducing the deficit should be one of Congress's top priorities). It's ...
-- Herewith a few things one has learned as a result of looking into the Federal Aviation Administration's suddenly infamous sensitivity training program, which the American people learned about on...
Industry groups are based on U.S. Office of Management and Budget categories. Companies are assigned to a group according to the industry or service that contributed most to 1992 sales.
In this Yuletide season, one of the most fanciful creations is the Clinton Administration's rosy estimate of how it will pay for its health care plan. But the government's own behind-the-scenes num...
-- ALICE M. RIVLIN, 61, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, on Ross Perot: ''Perot is not happy. He says ((Clinton's plan)) is not enough, and that he would have gone further --...
About one American worker in 10,000 dies in an on-the-job accident. Cooks in restaurants have higher mortality rates than firemen. Federal regulations on formaldehyde exposure result in expenditure...
Industry groups are based on U.S. Office of Management and Budget categories. Companies are assigned to a group according to the industry or service that contributed most to 1991 sales.
Bill Clinton's solid lead in the race for the White House has made Name That Cabinet Secretary the hottest game in Washington. Here are some folks Democratic players are betting will head his econo...
That term in the headline has been on your servant's mind lately, for two reasons. One is that he has finally mastered the word processor's so-called redlining feature, which lets you print out rev...
Industry groups are based on U.S. Office of Management and Budget categories. Companies are assigned to a group according to the industry or service that contributed most to 1990 sales.
Companies will spend nearly $300 million filling out the forms for the permits they'll need to stay in business after the Clean Air Act goes into effect in 1994. According to David Ryan, a spokesma...
IS THERE an economic phenomenon more frustrating than the federal budget deficit? For a decade it has mocked us, defying all efforts to eliminate it -- from the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act of 1985, w...
/ EVERYTHING BAD that has ever been said about the political system of the United States is beginning to sound reasonable. Scanning the great budget debacle of early October, Brookings Institution ...
What's the world's most expensive credit card? According to Congressman Joseph DioGuardi, a Republican from Westchester County, New York, it's the card by which Representatives electronically regis...
Industry groups are based on U.S. Office of Management and Budget categories. Companies are assigned to industries according to the business that contributed most to 1986 sales.
SALES All companies on the list must have derived more than 50% of their sales from manufacturing and/or mining. Sales do not include excise taxes or customs duties levied according to either volum...
The budget of the United States government is two things. It is the government's past and proposed policy for spending, taxing, and borrowing. It is also the document that describes and explains th...
FEARS OF RECESSION have intensified lately, reinforced by worrisome facts. Gross national product struggled to grow in the second quarter, and industrial production sagged in the spring. The tax bi...
As the Senate and House of Representatives worry about ways to hold down the fiscal 1987 budget deficit, the Office of Management and Budget is pursuing a relatively painless revenue-raising scheme...
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