Saturday, October 13, 2012


  • Virginia Escapes Worst Of Recession, But State's Fortunes Could Change With ...

    Virginia Escapes Worst Of Recession, But State's Fortunes Could Change With Sequestration. By SHARON COHEN 10/13/12 01:07 PM ET EDT AP.

  • GovCon Recon: Oct. 12: Sequestration Sparring From Ryan/Biden; Could

    Advisers: Romney Would Immediately Reverse DoD Cuts [DefenseNews] - Mitt Romney defense advisor Roger Zakheim indicated Romney would seek to reverse sequestration and bring the defense base budget level to the $2.99 trillion from 2013 to 2017 ...

  • Democrats spell out sequestration impacts

    If automatic budget cuts known as sequestration go into effect, expect to see 1.4 million lost jobs, a 9.1 percent unemployment rate, and 100,000 new homeless Americans, according to Democrats on the House of Appropriations Committee.

  • Federal contractors grilled on pre-sequester layoff notices

    In letters to CEOs of 10 major government contractors, a key Republican lawmaker asked if the companies had consulted their own lawyers about whether layoff notices are required ahead of threatened across-the-board budget cuts slated to begin in ...

  • Sequestration threat leads Mayor Vincent Gray to freeze hiring, travel

    Despite ending fiscal year 2012 with a projected $140 million surplus, the threat of sequestration has led Mayor Vincent Gray to put the kibosh on most non-essential travel, hiring and pay raises.

  • Obama, Romney camps spar over sequestration - Brown, Warren debate military ...

    THE GREAT (VP) DEBATE - Joe Biden and Paul Ryan square off tonight in a debate that'll likely include a discussion of sequestration and its effects on military spending. In fact, National Review's Jim Geraghty took a look at moderator Martha Raddatz's ...

  • Sen. Mark Warner confident sequestration will be avoided

    "I'm about 80 percent confident that we will avoid sequestration," Warner said. "I just can't believe that there are so many members of both parties that would say my way or the highway and put our economy and people's jobs at risk.

  • Authors Find Little Agreement on Sequestration Debate

    Two academics debated for about 90 minutes about sequestration and job losses, but the "debate" took the form of most sequestration-focused conversation: There was little agreement on anything other than that automatic, across-the-board cuts are a bad ...

  • Jewish groups worry about effect of sequestration cuts on elderly

    1, Congress and the Obama administration - whether lame duck or reelected - are set to head off "sequestration," when massive across-the-board cuts go into effect with the new year.

  • How Will Medicare Sequestration Impact Anesthesiology? Q&A With ASA ...

    When the Budget Control Act's Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction failed last year to reduce the national deficit by $1.2 trillion over 10 years, sequestration was triggered beginning in the 2013 fiscal year. The cuts include $11.065 billion, or 2 ...

  • FDA Head Says Sequestration Will Hit Agency's Key Personnel

    The Food and Drug Administration Commissioner said at a meeting I attended that if the "sledgehammer of sequestration" takes effect FDA would suffer significant loss of critical personnel.

  • Sequestration could be a $2 billion blow to design, construction industry

    It's not just defense contractors who are worried about sequestration - the design and construction industry could lose $2 billion in work if across-the-board spending cuts go into effect Jan. 2, The Business Journals reported.

  • Don't let sequestration blind you

    Don't let sequestration blind you. In the last six months, I've had countless conversations about sequestration, procurement problems and the general dire straits of the contracting world. I've had many industry veterans say that the market is the ...

  • Former Navy secretary blasts GOP, Romney on sequestration

    Danzig, secretary of the Navy under President Bill Clinton, stopped in Portsmouth to discuss so-called sequestration because of the city's proximity to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

  • Groups begin lobbying on non-defense sequestration cutsOctober 12, 2012

    "Automatic cuts to domestic programs that are scheduled to take effect in January 2013 under the sequestration provisions of the Budget Control Act will inflict devastating harm.

  • Isakson: Senate GOPers have 'Plan B' for repealing Obamacare

    DUWJ_new_around_town_03.jpg · slideshow. AMERICANS have heard and read much in the past year about "sequestration," the coming process in Congress that is expected to lead to extraordinarily damaging cuts to the domestic and/or military budgets.

  • GovWin Recon: Oct. 11: Sequestration Impacts on Intelligence; Deltek

    Clapper: Sequestration disastrous for intelligence programs [CNN] - Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asserted yesterday, "If sequestration is allowed to happen, it will be disastrous for intelligence." He noted that agencies do not have ...

  • WV Hunting and Fishing Facing Deep Cuts

    The Office of Management and Budget, controlled by the White House, is threatening to sequester funds from the Pittman Robertson and Wallop-Breaux Act at the U.S.

  • Rep. Dicks: Sequester could cut additional $5B from defense

    The letter from Appropriations Committee ranking member Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) also highlighted a report from the Congressional Research Service published last week estimating that 1.4 million jobs could be lost due to sequestration in calendar year 2013 ...

  • CLUB FOR GROWTH : Praises Jordan Comments On Sequestration

    Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: "The Club for Growth stands with fiscal conservatives like Chairman Jordan and urges others interested in averting another debt downgrade to stand with him as well.

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