Transcript: Q&A w/ California Gov. Jerry Brown on the 2014-2015 May revised state budget – Part 1

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Part 1. Partial transcript of press briefing Q&A with California Gov. Jerry Brown on the 2014-2015 May revised state budget. The press briefing was held on May 13,…

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Senate repeals COLA cut for military retirees

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the 1% cut to the cost of living adjustments (COLA) for retired military service members and their survivors.   

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Senate vote on repeal of cost of living adjustment (COLA) cut for military retirees – Feb. 12, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Senate voted to repeal cuts to cost of living adjustments (COLA) for retired military service members who joined the armed forces prior to Jan. 1, 2014. S. 25…

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Transcript: Sen. Mark Pryor’s floor speech on repealing the 1% COLA cut to military retirees – Feb. 11, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Partial transcript of the floor speech by Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas) on S. 1963, the military retirement pay restoration bill that repeals Section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act…

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List of 94 Senators who voted to repeal the 1% cost of living adjustment (COLA) cut for military retirees

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

List of 94 Senators who voted to repeal Section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which would have imposed a 1% cut in the cost of living…

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Transcript: Remarks by OMB Acting Director Jeffrey Zients on the Obama FY2014 budget

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Edited by Jenny Jiang Partial transcript of remarks by Jeffrey Zients, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), on President Barack Obama’s FY2014 budget. The…

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Fiscal Cliff: Alternative or “chained” Consumer Price Index & Social Security

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
SOURCE: SSA.gov

ANALYSIS: Earlier this week, the White House proposed cutting Social Security spending by adjusting how the government calculates cost-of-living increases for seniors. In an effort to strike a…

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Overview of the White House’s counter-offer to avert the fiscal cliff

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
SOURCE: Written testimony of Dr. Eric Kingson before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging on Oct. 18, 2011

President Barack Obama spoke to Republican House Speaker John Boehner again last night and presented a counter-offer to avert the fiscal cliff. The fiscal cliff refers to the…

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Fiscal Cliff: Text of Boehner’s “counter-offer” to the White House

Monday, December 3, 2012

Text of the letter from Republican House Speaker John Boehner to President Barack Obama outlining a counter-offer to avert the fiscal cliff on Dec. 3, 2012:

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Overview of the GOP’s initial proposal to avert the fiscal cliff

Monday, December 3, 2012
SOURCE: GOP.gov

Republican lawmakers are insisting on serious cuts to entitlement programs, including raising the Medicare eligibility age and slowing Social Security’s cost-of-living (COLA) increases, in order to reach a…

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