President’s FY 2017 Budget – Budget Process Proposals

WASHINGTON, DC – The Senate Budget Committee today released its seventh and final analysis on the President’s FY 2017 Budget submission. The February 24, 2016, Budget Bulletin is focused on the fiscal blueprint’s budget process proposals. The Budget Bulletin provides regular expert articles by Senate Budget Committee analysts on the issues before Congress relating to the budget, deficits, debt, and the economy.

Read the full Senate Budget Bulletin here.

Excerpts follow:

In addition to funding for federal programs, the president’s budget includes proposals to replace a portion of the future spending reductions imposed by the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Joint Committee) sequester and make changes to the budgetary treatment of certain programs. Specifically, the president’s budget proposes to:

Replace a Portion of the Sequester

Fully Fund and Extend Existing Program Integrity Caps

Extend the Discretionary Cap Adjustment for Disaster Relief

Create a New Discretionary Cap Adjustment for Wildland Fire Suppression

Create a New Discretionary Cap Adjustment for the 2020 Census

Reclassify Transportation Infrastructure Funding

Reclassify Certain Bureau of Indian Affairs Spending

Renew Request for Expedited Procedures to Consider Certain Rescission Requests

Establish Unified PAYGO Scoring for Postal Service (USPS)

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