sequestration

Hudson Valley News
8:48 am
Wed May 29, 2013

US Labor Department To Fund Veteran Jobs Searches

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WASHINGTON – President Obama’s proposed 2014 federal budget includes an additional $100 million for the Department of Labor to spend on programs to better serve veterans and returning serving members seeking jobs.

With Castle Point and Montrose VA hospitals and their outpatient clinics in the Mid-Hudson Valley and nine job centers also located in the region, if approved, the additional funding would provide for more federal services for those job seekers, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris told MidHudsonNews.com on Tuesday.

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North Country News
8:41 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Vermont National Guard Reducing Furlough Days to Eleven

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The Vermont National Guard says the number of furlough days for about 500 of its federal technicians is being reduced from 14 to 11.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

  Sequestration took a turn when flight delays held up air traffic around the country.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the sequester is an ongoing mess.

Commentary & Opinion
12:32 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Sean Philpott: Fight or Flight

I travel a lot for work. It’s the rare week when I’m not on the road or in the air to attend a conference, give a talk at some symposium, or serve on some panel or commission. In fact, if you’re listening to this commentary as it airs on the radio, I am likely on a plane cruising at 32,000 feet somewhere between Albany and Washington, DC. Given this grueling travel schedule, I was less than thrilled to hear that the federal budget sequester would affect air travel across the US.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:48 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Blair Horner: Sequester Cuts Begin To Bite

Americans are starting to feel the bite of the federal sequestration.  Sequestration is the term referring to the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts in the federal government’s domestic and military budgets.  Sequestration went into effect last month when Congress was unable to agree on an alternative.

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Hudson Valley News
8:58 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Maloney asks White House to limit furlough impact

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, Cold Spring) asked President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to reduce the impact of sequestration on civilian employees.

The lawmaker’s request came in a letter to both officials in support of legislation to give more flexibility to the Pentagon on sequestration cuts and to shift more than $10 billion into Pentagon operations and maintenance accounts.

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Hudson Valley News
8:50 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Local lawmakers propose tuition reduction for troops affected by sequester

ALBANY – Sequester-related cuts are apparently going to suspend tuition assistance for military personnel so Assemblyman Kiernan Michael Lalor (R- Fishkill) and Senator Gregory Ball (R- Patterson) Monday announced they will propose tuition reductions for those attending SUNY and CUNY schools.

Lalor said the measure, which has wide spread support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, is the right thing to do.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 1

  The sequester has divided Washington yet again.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he believes the sequester was a gimmick from the get-go. 

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 3

  Budget plans are being discussed in Washington, but the sequester’s shadow is large.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Defense Department should not be underfunded.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 2

  Sequestration is causing widespread cuts to essential programs.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the country never should have reached this point.

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