In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office says agencies will not have to cut their spending because of sequestration in fiscal 2020, bad news for budget hawks concerned about the national debt.
In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies have one less thing to worry about for the final six weeks of fiscal 2019, budget cuts due to sequestration are not on the table.
The new budget deal between Congress and the White House includes a two-year ban on sequestration-related furloughs for federal workers.
The main sticking point between the House and Senate versions is the topline number. The Senate bill authorizes an additional $17 billion for the Defense Department, which the House argues would be used for pet projects like the border wall.
A fiery debate is likely brewing over the future of a space force after the House Armed Services Committee decided not to address the White House’s request to create the new service in its annual policy bill.
Dunford says the holes in readiness are filled, but the military needs to build on its competitive edge.
The Senate Armed Services Committee is the first congressional entity to officially approve of a space force with their latest defense budget.
The House Appropriations Committee bill moves tens of billions of dollars into the base budget, possibility setting up a sequestration showdown.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new study from the RAND Corporation shows it would cost the military more money to create new pilots, rather than trying to retain the ones it currently has.
Critics of the $750 billion Defense budget request ask why taxpayers should trust the Defense Department with money, as a result of the 2018 audit.