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A cap on the amount of money the District of Columbia can borrow could slow the city’s effort to redevelop Walter Reed Army Medical Center by restricting its ability to invest in new infrastructure. The cap limits the city’s bond payments to 12 percent of total spending, a threshold the city already is projected to exceed over the next six years …READ MORE
President Obama will meet with the leaders of the two parties at the White House today as the April 8 deadline for passing a measure to keep the government open fast approaches. On Monday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) made clear that the gulf between the two parties is widening, stating that Republicans will not settle for a $33 billion cut from current spending levels …READ MORE
The services are targeting a variety of quality-of-life programs to boost retention and recruitment, the services’ senior enlisted leaders told the House Appropriations’ Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee last week. “The quality of life airmen and their families receive is an overwhelming factor in how long they will serve,” Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy told the panel …READ MORE
El Paso, Texas-based Hunt Cos. will assume control of more than 8,000 units of family housing at 13 Air Force installations it owns jointly with the Dallas-based Pinnacle Family of Cos. following an agreement the two firms reached last week. The firms did not disclose the sale price for the housing units, which had been owned under the names BLB Privatized Housing LLC, AETC II Privatized Housing LLC and Falcon Group …READ MORE
Republican and Democratic leaders as of Friday evening had moved no closer to a final agreement on funding the government through the remainder of fiscal 2011 as House and Senate staff planned to continue negotiations over the weekend. Appropriations staff from the two chambers will try to settle on specific spending cuts, while leadership staff will focus on the various policy provisions included in the House-passed budget measure …READ MORE
At a House hearing Thursday, no one mentioned that a new round of base closures is under consideration inside the Pentagon, but the Air Force chief of staff provided his input on how the next BRAC should be approached if another round is authorized. After Air Force Secretary Michael Donley fielded a question from California Rep. Ken Calvert as to whether the service had determined how much savings past BRAC rounds had achieved, Gen. Norton Schwartz chimed in …READ MORE