Budgets and Funding

Budget cuts hinder IRS performance, GAO says

Budget cuts have had a negative impact on the IRS operations, according to a Government Accountability Office performance audit of the agency.

GAO says budget cuts affect IRS performance

A Government Accountability Office performance audit of the IRS shows that budget cuts have had a negative impact on the agency's operations.

House Republican budget proposal debuts

House Republicans on April 1 released their budget proposal for fiscal 2015.

Union targets TVA divestiture plan

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers has asked to see a study that examines the potential privatization of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Letter carriers pan president's fiscal 2015 budget proposal

The National Association of Letter Carriers denounced the president's proposed fiscal 2015 budget, which the labor group said threatens tens of thousands of postal jobs.

Officials: 'Balance' key to DOD budget proposal

Officials at a Defense Department briefing March 4 offered insights into the rationale behind some of the decisions that shaped the department's fiscal 2015 budget proposal.

Forest Service hindering own law enforcement efforts, group says

A budget cut at the U.S. Forest Service's Law Enforcement and Investigations Division (LEI) is hindering that component's mission, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

Congress OKs suspension of debt limit

Congress last week passed legislation to suspend the federal debt limit for slightly more than one year.

Debt limit clock ticking

As it has done numerous times in recent years, the Treasury Department announced the implementation of "extraordinary measures" to protect the nation's credit until Congress passes legislation to raise the federal debt ceiling.

House approves further suspension of debt limit

The House late on Feb. 11 passed legislation to suspend the federal debt limit for slightly more than one year.

Report says IRS hindered by understaffing

A new report indicates that funding cuts and understaffing are seriously hindering the Internal Revenue Service from performing its mission.

Budget cuts hit home for Congress

Members of Congress may soon get a taste of how budget cuts affect government business their own offices, a new survey seems to indicate.

And now for the next crisis

Lawmakers in Congress will have little time to bask in their success at passing a bipartisan spending bill before confronting their next daunting challenge.

Congress feels effects of its own cuts

In their zeal to cuts costs, members of Congress may have shot themselves in the foot by extending such cuts to their own offices, a new survey seems to indicate.

New report supports IRS understaffing claims

The National Treasury Employees Union said a just-released report provides new evidence that funding cuts and understaffing are seriously hindering the Internal Revenue Service from performing its mission.

Lawmaker: Budget negotiations progressing

A Maryland lawmaker is optimistic that Congress will agree on a bill to fund the government through September, and pass it before the stopgap continuing resolution ends next week and the mid-January recess begins.

Senate easily passes 2014 NDAA

The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act cleared the Senate Thursday on a 80-15 vote.