Trump Budget Request for FY 2017 and 2018

President Donald J. Trump
President Donald J. Trump

Both requests seek large reductions in most agency budgets and some agencies are eliminated in the proposal. While the initial document lacks detail, the administration’s full budget, with specific agency component and program-proposed funding details, as well as mandatory spending proposals, legislative proposals, and an infrastructure proposal will be released in May. Please refer to yesterday’s post for more detail.

Many in Congress have indicated that they have significant concerns with the administration’s request. To find out what you can do, visit our Legislative Action Center.

Debt Limit Reached

img_5800As has happened many times before, the Treasury Department will prevent the United States from defaulting on its obligations by suspending certain obligations that would count against the debt limit. Secretary Mnuchin indicated that “extraordinary measures” would be taken until Congress raises the debt limit, and that these measures could continue until around August or September. Continue reading “Debt Limit Reached”