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How Congress Has Worked to Avoid the 'Sequester' Spending Caps ...

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/29/us/politics/how-congress-has-worked-to-avoid-the-sequester-spending-caps.html

Oct 29, 2015 ... Does not include discretionary spending not subject to caps, like ... Congress had sought to prevent the economy from going off a “fiscal cliff” as ...

Senate rejects rival bills to prevent $85B sequester spending cuts ...

thehill.com/homenews/senate/285573-senate-rejects-last-minute-effort-to-stop-the-sequester

Feb 28, 2013 ... It's unclear what Congress will do next to attempt to stop the automatic cuts. Lawmakers and aides said the sequester could last well beyond ...

Stop America's economic pain: Tell Congress to end sequestration ...

thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/253265-stop-americas-economic-pain-tell-congress-to-end

Sep 11, 2015 ... Why should we Raise the Caps? Reversing sequestration spending caps could create as many as 1.4 million jobs over the next two years, the ...

6 Reasons to Keep the Defense Budget Sequestration Cuts | Debate ...

www.usnews.com/debate-club/should-congress-repeal-the-scheduled-cuts-to-defense-spending/7-reasons-to-keep-the-defense-budget-sequestration-cuts

Apr 3, 2012 ... Unless Congress acts to repeal sequestration, the core defense budget ... There are at least six reasons why Congress should not act. ... It's time for the new president to stop treating the press like he did on the campaign trail.

Will Congress Shut Down the Government? | The Report | US News

www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2015/09/17/will-congress-shut-down-the-government

Sep 17, 2015 ... Another government shutdown is looming if Congress doesn't pass a spending bill. ... as sequestration, that in 2011, Congress and the president agreed ... had some hope that that will change and Democrats will stop being ...

Hagel says Congress responsible for defense cuts, not Obama ...

www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/mar/05/chuck-hagel/hagel-says-congress-responsible-defense-cuts-not-o/

Mar 5, 2014 ... "It's the Congress' decision on sequestration. So it isn't the secretary of defense or the president doing this, and I think we should clear that up a little bit ... would work out a deficit reduction and stop the sequester before 2013.

Sequestration cuts on horizon for 2017 if Congress doesn't act ...

federalnewsradio.com/sequestration/2016/08/sequestration-cuts-horizon-2017-congress-doesnt-act/

Aug 25, 2016 ... A White House report to Congress says the House version of 2017 spending ... in the report that because Congress hasn't taken any actions to stop or change ... The good news for 2016 is not only will agencies not bust the ...

Will the Next Speaker Enforce Sequestration? - National Review

www.nationalreview.com/article/425501/will-next-speaker-enforce-sequestration-michael-tanner

Oct 14, 2015 ... But a much bigger question is whether Congress will abandon one of ... To date BCA and sequestration have reduced federal spending by at ...

Why I Stopped Using the “S” Word…and You Should Too – FYSA

fysa.csis.org/2016/01/29/why-i-stopped-using-the-s-wordand-you-should-too/

Jan 29, 2016 ... To be clear, sequestration and the budget caps are not the same thing. The budget caps set an upper limit to how much funding Congress can ...

Obama reneging on sequestration promises four years after deal ...

www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/16/obama-reneging-sequestration-promises-four-years-a/

Jun 16, 2015 ... Four years after agreeing to "sequestration" budget cuts, the White House has emphatically told Congress that President Obama will no ... they say, it will never get that far because they will filibuster to stop bills in their tracks.