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Budget deal headed to vote in US House, likely to be passed

Dec 12, 2013

Budget deal headed to vote in US House, likely to be passed

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were falling in line behind a bipartisan two-year budget deal, indicating that the normally rambunctious group of lawmakers is not spoiling for a year-end fiscal fight. #United States #US Budget #Barack Obama #Democrats #NewsTracker #Republicans
US budget deal reached, could usher in new era of cooperation

Dec 11, 2013

US budget deal reached, could usher in new era of cooperation

A bipartisan budget deal announced in the US Congress on Tuesday, while modest in its spending cuts, would end nearly three years of partisan stand-offs between Democrats and Republicans that culminated in October with a partial government shutdown. #US Budget #Barack Obama #Democrats #WhatNext #US congress #Republicans
Post shutdown: Obama focuses on budget, immigration reform

Oct 17, 2013

Post shutdown: Obama focuses on budget, immigration reform

President Barack Obama says now that the shutdown is over, leaders in Washington should focus on a budget, immigration reform and a farm bill #US Budget #Barack Obama #USA #US government #US Immigration reform #US shutdown #US farm bill
John Kerry proposes 20% cut in US aid to Sri Lanka

Apr 15, 2013

John Kerry proposes 20% cut in US aid to Sri Lanka

It is believed to be the highest drop for any South Asian country in Kerry's budgetary proposals which was sent to the Congress last week for its approval. #United States #US Budget #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Maldives #John Kerry
US announces closure of 149 airport control towers

Mar 23, 2013

US announces closure of 149 airport control towers

US will close 149 airport control towers will be closed across the country beginning 7 April due to a budget saving implementation plan. #US Budget #US #NewsTracker #airport control towers
US announces closure of 149 airport control towers

Sep 30, 2014

Search is on to find the cuts to boost areas of need

Does Stormont have the best balance of devolved powers and revenue raising to suit local circumstances? If there was no block grant from Westminster and, instead, Stormont was allocated all the taxes and national insurance collected in Northern Irela... #Northern Ireland #John Simpson
US announces closure of 149 airport control towers

Sep 30, 2014

President Obama's Goal Of Closing Guantanamo Bay Prison Stalled At The Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill hi... #Washington, D.C. #The Pentagon #White House #Barack Obama #Chuck Hagel #Monaco #Guantanamo Bay #Taliban #U.S. Congress #Bowe R Bergdahl
US announces closure of 149 airport control towers

Sep 29, 2014

Rep. Paul Ryan Maps 'The Way Forward'

We talk with House Budget Committee chairman and former vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan about the ongoing U.S. airstrikes against ISIS, the upcoming midterm elections and his new book "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.... #Washington, D.C. #The Pentagon #White House #Barack Obama #Chuck Hagel #Monaco #Guantanamo Bay #Taliban #U.S. Congress #Bowe R Bergdahl