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Sequestration

How Sequestration Would Work

article icon Issue Brief Scott Lilly breaks down the potential implications of the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts scheduled for January.

By Scott Lilly | Monday, June 18, 2012

empty House chamber

How Shortsighted Spending Cuts Increase Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

article icon Issue Brief Austerity is so out of hand that there are opportunities to reverse some of the most shortsighted and damaging cuts while at the same time reducing deficits.

By Harry Stein and Hilary Gelfond | Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Fiscal Debate in Context

The current spending cap is a compromise of a compromise for progressives.

By Harry Stein | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

F-35B fighter jet

For the Pentagon, Diminished Sequester Still Looms Under Congressional Budget Deal

The Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Katherine Blakeley, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Murray/Ryan deal

The Budget Agreement Is an Imperfect but Good First Step Toward Growing the Economy

Although some unfortunate concessions had to be made to appease conservatives, the Murray-Ryan budget deal is a net-positive step for the United States.

By Harry Stein and Michael Linden | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Furloughed Crow Tribe employees

Sequestering Opportunity for American Indians and Alaska Natives

The latest poverty numbers highlight the dramatically negative effects that federal funding cuts are having on the AI/AN population.

By Erik Stegman and Amber Ebarb | Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Why One Simple Fix Would Dramatically Reduce the Sequester

article icon Issue Brief Congress always intended to replace the sequester with smarter deficit reduction—then they slashed deficits but still left the full sequester in place.

By Harry Stein | Tuesday, November 26, 2013

4 Ways Sequestration Gets Worse Next Year

play_alt icon Video Sequestration—the automatic across-the-board cuts that started earlier this year—are a disaster for the American people. Unless lawmakers act, it’s going to be even worse in 2014.

By Harry Stein | Thursday, November 21, 2013

Potholes

How Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014

book_alt2 icon Report Sequestration is already a disaster for the American people. Four key factors will make it even worse next year.

By Harry Stein | Thursday, November 21, 2013

Job fair

Jobs Report Shows Need for Pro-Growth Policies

With the people’s government now back on-line, the House can redeem itself for the economic damage done by focusing on economic and budgetary winners in the already bipartisan agenda.

By Adam Hersh | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

U.S. Capitol

Replacing the Sequester

article icon Issue Brief With the manufactured crises behind us, it’s time to turn to the real fiscal task at hand, namely reversing damaging austerity policies and investing in growth.

By Michael Linden | Thursday, October 17, 2013

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