NPQ: Playing Hide the Sequester in Government Shutdown Negotiations

WRITTEN BY RICK COHEN   October 13, 2013; The Hill  Usually in budget negotiations, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives debate items in the federal budget. This time around, Republicans started off with a long-term, cabal-designed strategy to inflict a mortal wound on the Affordable Care Act. Although that strategy has been roundly condemned as a … Continue reading

SacBee: Agencies serving Sacramento-area seniors expect sequester cuts

By Anita Creameracreamer@sacbee.com Published: Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013 – 6:15 pm Last Modified: Friday, Mar. 22, 2013 – 1:40 pm Agencies that serve seniors in the Sacramento County region are bracing for the hit: Federally funded programs for older adults – including the popular senior nutrition program – face automatic, across-the-board budget cuts as a result of the … Continue reading

The Hill: With two weeks until deadline, $85B sequester is looking inevitable

By Ian Swanson and Alexander Bolton – 02/15/13 05:00 AM ET The question in Washington is no longer whether the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester will be implemented: It’s when and even if the spending reductions will ever be shut off. The $85 billion in cuts looming on March 1 would run through the … Continue reading

NPQ: Sequester: Defense Defended, but Who Stands up for Safety Net?

Surrounded by Democratic leaders, President Obama reaches for a pen to sign the Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House on March 23, 2010. Photo: Charles Dharapak, Associated Press / SF Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/States-now-must-make-call-on-Obamacare-4031359.php#ixzz2CQPbdszh

WRITTEN BY RICK COHEN  CREATED ON FRIDAY, 18 JANUARY 2013 15:13 It’s a little disturbing to read about sequestration battles, such as a trading of barbs between President Obama’s outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), without a mention of the non-defense end of the potential budget sequester, even when the source is Carlo … Continue reading

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