sequestration

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. To enact President Joe Biden’s expansive domestic agenda this year, Democrats have mapped out a convoluted legislative maze. The party wants to push the new president's multitrillion-dollar plans for supercharging federal infrastructure, climate change and social programs through a Congress in which they have only paper-thin majorities. GOP opposition is certain to be solid. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

House staffers could now make more than the representatives they work for

In today’s Federal Newscast, new salary caps mean House staffers can now make up to nearly $200,000 a year.

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115th Mobile Public Affairs Deta/Sgt. Jennifer LenaPfc. Michael Roberts and Pvt. Nicholas Brown, cavalry scouts for Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment navigate rough eastern Washington terrain on foot while conducting dismounted zone reconnaissance training at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Wash., June 25, 2019. The training is part of a large-scale exercise known as eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC), which focuses on improving individual and team skillsets, decision making, equipment familiarization, and deployment readiness. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Lena, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

House NDAA will cause battle in conference, amendments address climate change, transgender issues

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space force

Fate of space force in House NDAA to be decided in open debate, stage set for clash over topline spending

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Senate committee authorizes $750 billion defense budget, establishes space force

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defense budget

House Appropriations Committee floats $700B defense budget in rebuke to Trump

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)Capt. Thomas Beltz, C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, closes in to refuel with a KC-10 Extender over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 10, 2018. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J..

Air Force may be better off trying to keep pilots than hiring more

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Congress holds up 2018 audit as reason to rein in defense spending

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Senate GOP resolution revives familiar debate over federal retirement, spending cuts

Leadership on the Senate Budget Committee has proposed a 2020 budget resolution that calls for deep cuts to mandatory and discretionary spending. Federal…

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AP/Cliff OwenRep. Adam Smith

House Armed Services chairman says Democrats open to fairly big defense budget

House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith says a $733 billion budget for defense is doable.

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Tim Kaine

Using OCO funds to bypass budget caps ‘departure from historical norms,’ CBO says

The Congressional Budget Office said current use of overseas contingency operations (OCO) funds to pay for enduring costs can distort the DoD’s long-term budget planning.

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