B.A. Spending Daily

News Roundup | February 20, 2013

Here’s a roundup of the latest must-read budget and economic stories:

The New York Times reports President Obama will soon release plans calling for more spending on infrastructure.

Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post outline details of the latest long-term debt reduction plan from Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson.

President Obama yesterday made remarks on the sequester. The Associated Press, The New York Times, Politico, Reuters have the details.

The New York Times asks whether the situation is as dire as the president says it is.

Politico looks at how Congress is preparing for sequestration. The Associated Press and The Hill seem to think a deal to avoid the cuts is unlikely.

USA Today examines how the sequester spending cuts will affect the Army in each of the U.S. states.

According to Politico, lawmakers are trying to work out deals to keep the sequester spending cuts from affecting their districts.

The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post say instead of solving key budget matters members of Congress are simply yelling at and blaming one another.

Politico looks at House and Senate tax negotiators’ plans for and progress on comprehensive reform.


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