Topic: Jeffrey Zients
The morning after the 'sequester' spending cuts went into effect, the earth did not stand still nor did Washington come to its collective senses. Next up: How to avoid a government shutdown March 27 when federal spending expires without a continuing resolution.
The House budget committee passed the plan 19-18; two Republicans voted against the bill because it didn't go far enough.
Solyndra bankruptcy is causing Congress to look into how the solar manufacturer got federal subsidies. The Energy Department restructured the loan seven months before the Solyndra bankruptcy.
A presidential commission assessing the US response to the Gulf oil spill identifies flaws in the White House reaction. It finds that the government acted at times either incompetently or without candor.