The Office of Management and Budget submitted an additional $44 billion request for disaster relief spending in fiscal 2018. To help offset new spending, the Trump administration wants Congress to find new offsets at civilian agencies.
If Congress passes the budgets Federal News Radio has been hearing about, it could trigger sequestration.
A majority of federal employees who took a Federal News Radio survey said the president’s recent threats of a government shutdown had them feeling more concerned than usual.
Federal employees still recovering financially from the 2013 furloughs can relax a little, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office reiterated its earlier findings that discretionary spending will not bust established budget caps this fiscal year.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says sequestration is the ultimate boogeyman under the bed in this federally oriented town, where furloughs and government shutdowns can and do happen.
The House passed a “minibus” of 2018 spending bills before leaving town for a month-long recess. Budget experts say the possibility of sequestration isn’t the only reason why the minibus has little chance of survival.
Congress has been criticized for kicking the can down the road when it comes to federal spending, but as the government shutdown clocks ticks closer to midnight — and agencies dust off their contingency plans — some are wondering if that kicked can might be the best option right now.
What do politicians have in common with the pet goldfish you had as a kid? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the answer.
While the Defense Department balances the threat of sequestration with additional spending money from the White House, some members of Congress are looking at ways to support military members and their families.
Trump’s 2017 supplemental budget goes over the legal budget caps.
The Trump administration’s plan to reduce non-defense discretionary spending by 10 percent means civilian agencies will need to look at programs and personnel, not just for this year, but for the long-term. Some fiscal observers says it’s time to consider budget process reform.
Congress is coming in better late than never to try to fund the Defense Department for 2017.
President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress offered few new insights into his management agenda, only reiterating his desire to reduce regulations.