Defense

Steny Hoyer on Everything Fiscal

In remarks at the think tank Third Way, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer covered the bases in talking about our deficits and debt. Among the topics...

Exploring Federal Pay for Cuts

As our Budget Simulator grows in popularity, more and more people have taken the spending challenge to voice how they would like to see government...

‘Line’ Items: World Cup Edition

“Beautiful Game”and Not-So-Pretty Agenda – Add soccer to all the other distractions in Washington as lawmakers face a packed agenda...

Gates Aims to Find $100 Billion in Savings Over Five Years

The Department of Defense recently announced that it will aim to cut over $100 billion from existing programs over the 2012-2016 period in order to...

Improving the Budget Situation

The Administration is taking important steps in improving the budget situation:The proposed 3-year spending freeze of non-security discretionary...

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

We at CRFB believe in the Wizard of Oz theory of deficit reduction. Passing the right package of spending cuts and tax increases requires a brain...

Up-Hill Drive for Spending Bills, But No Gas in the Tank for Paying for Them

Two massive spending bills that congressional leaders wanted to dispose of before hitting the road for Memorial Day have hit potholes as lawmakers...

Senate Will Vote Today on War Supplemental -- and Paying for It

A close vote is expected today to end debate in the senate on a $59 billion supplemental that includes funding for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan...

‘Line’ Items: Getting Out of Town Edition

Heavy Congressional Workload Before Break – Congress has a busy week ahead before it leaves town for next week’s Memorial Day recess....

Defense Spending No Longer Exempt from Scrutiny

There's been a lot of discussion over the past few weeks about spending in the Defense Department, following speeches made by Secretary Robert Gates...

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