Trump Wants Cuts from $1.3 Trillion Omnibus

The White House is reportedly developing a proposal to cut billions of dollars from the massive spending package that Congress passed in late March. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney is taking the lead on the administration’s proposal and expects to release his plan around May 1. The administration is proposing to… Read more »

CBO Projects Soaring Federal Deficit

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) forecasted earlier this week that the federal government’s budget deficit will exceed $1 trillion within two years, a projection that rankles conservatives on Capitol Hill. The nonpartisan CBO estimates that the sweeping tax law enacted at the end of last year will add nearly $1.9 trillion to the deficit over… Read more »

House to Take Up Omnibus Next Week

With dozens of policy riders still in play, House leaders won’t likely bring a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill to the floor until next week. Though no one thinks there will be another government shutdown, lawmakers involved in the funding negotiations say there are a lot of sticking points on issues like funding for Planned… Read more »

Omnibus Bill Unlikely to Include DACA Fix

Senate Democrats are unlikely to insist that the impending omnibus budget deal include protections for some 800,000 so-called Dreamers who came to the U.S. as children and now face deportation. President Trump announced last fall that he would let the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program expire in March unless Congress acted to extend… Read more »

Congress Shapes Omnibus Spending Package

Congress cleared a budget deal earlier this month that sets new caps on how much the government can spend over the next two years, but must still pass an omnibus package next month with detailed spending levels for each federal program for the rest of fiscal 2018, which ends Sept. 30. Top-line funding levels for… Read more »