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How Shortsighted Spending Cuts Increase Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Report
The chamber of the House of Representatives empties following a joint meeting of Congress on September 18, 2014. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

How Shortsighted Spending Cuts Increase Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

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.

Harry Stein, Hilary Gelfond

Why One Simple Fix Would Dramatically Reduce the Sequester Report
The U.S. Capitol Building is seen in Washington, Monday, October 14, 2013. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Why One Simple Fix Would Dramatically Reduce the Sequester

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

Harry Stein

How Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014 Report
Potholes are visible on a farming back road in Tulare, California. (AP/Gary Kazanjian)

How Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014

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

Harry Stein

Replacing the Sequester Report
Dusk falls over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Monday, September 30, 2013. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Replacing the Sequester

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.

Michael Linden

Caught in the Budget Battle Report
The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., where the budget battles are taking place. Gay and transgender Americans could be negatively impacted if sequestration affects the many government programs that help them access health care, protect them from violence and bullying, and make higher education a reality, among others. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Caught in the Budget Battle

With the current fiscal showdown and sequestration looming, gay and transgender Americans may be caught in the middle of budget cuts and tax hikes unless we work together to minimize the harm to this group of Americans.

Andrew Cray, Crosby Burns, Erin Fitzgerald

How Sequestration Would Work Report
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) talks about debt-ceiling talks with the White House during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday, July 22, 2011. The Budget Control Act of 2011, which brought last year's debt-ceiling crisis to an end, contains automatic, across-the-board budget cuts that would go into effect January 2, 2013. (AP/Harry Hamburg)

How Sequestration Would Work

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

Scott Lilly