One year after warning that the sequester would push 70,000 children off Head Start, impair our ability to fight HIV/AIDS and compromise the well-being of hundreds of thousands of serious mentally-ill patients, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is getting a budget increase.
Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, issued the following statement regarding the impending budget deal Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) are expected to announce today, which would halt the bipartisan spending limits agreed to in the 2011 Budget Control Act for two years, while seeking to offset that new spending with tens of billions in additional revenue.
It was reported today that some members of Congress will oppose any continuing resolution to fund the government that keeps in place the bipartisan agreed to spending levels in the Budget Control Act of 2011, essentially committing to shut down the government if spending isn’t increased.
Why would the administration not welcome Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s efforts of finding smarter cuts that would offset furloughs?
Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, joins The John Rowland Show to discuss how, even though the sequester spending cuts could have been implemented in a better way, they put Washington on notice.
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, has launched a television ad titled “Addicted,” highlighting the irresponsibility of increasing the debt ceiling without meaningful reforms and spending cuts.
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today launched a television ad highlighting the irresponsibility of Washington’s desire to increase the debt ceiling without addressing the true cause: overspending.
Today, Public Notice and National Journal hosted a policy summit at 8:30 a.m. ET to ask the key question: What is “Responsible” in Today’s Fiscal Reality? The summit set the stage for the major budget battles this fall and examined what needs to be done to solve our nation’s long-term debt problem.
Congress’s return to Washington on September 9 will launch a renewed debate about the nation’s fiscal future. We don’t know what the outcome will be, but we do know what’s at stake…
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta wrote an OpEd in today’s Washington Post chastising the “self-inflicted wounds” of the sequester. In making the case for Congressional action, Panetta drops an interesting tidbit about his “efforts” to save the military from the so-called meat axe approach.