Example sentences for: across-the-board

How can you use “across-the-board” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Many pundits--such as Tucker Carlson ( Late Edition ), Bob Novak (CNN's Capital Gang ), and Mark Shields ( Capital Gang )--think that the GOP caved to the Democrats on important budget issues, like tax cuts and across-the-board spending cuts.

  • The New York Times leads with the 218-211 House passage of an $85 billion spending bill for health, education, and labor--a story off-leaded by the Washington Post and run inside at the Los Angeles Times and USA Today . President Clinton promised a veto, citing a Congressional Budget Office study concluding that the GOP is $17 billion over the spending limit needed to protect Social Security--this despite the bill's .97 across-the-board spending cut.

  • Spencer Abraham, R-Mich., is an ardent advocate of a 15-percent across-the-board cut in tax rates.

  • The New York Times leads with an agreement between the White House and Congress on a .38-percent across-the-board spending cut, a story fronted by the Washington Post and reefered by the Los Angeles Times and USA Today . The Wall Street Journal tops its "Worldwide" box with the arrests of hundreds of alleged debtors in Pakistan by the new military junta, a story fronted by no other paper.

  • Yesterday, the House passed a massive budget bill that included a 0.38 percent "across-the-board" budget cut.


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