Ray Bjorklund, president of BirchGrove Consulting, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss President Donald Trump’s reorganization plan, and what the federal budget means for government and contractors. June 26, 2018
Contract obligations are down across the board by about 13 percent, the president and CEO of the Professional Services Council said.
The 2018 omnibus bill delivers 56 percent plus-up in DoD facility maintenance spending, but it’s not nearly enough to reverse years of underfunding.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has $15 million more to spend for the rest of fiscal 2018 compared to previous years.
After threatening a veto, the president signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending deal, ending the possibility of a government shutdown until September.
The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package includes all 12 appropriations bills and conforms to the new, higher spending caps set in the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act.
Though lawmakers still haven’t unveiled the final text of an omnibus spending package for the rest of fiscal 2018, veterans organizations and members of Congress are hopeful the bill will contain major VA policies.
Lawmakers have spent the last four weeks finalizing appropriations for fiscal 2018, with the intent of packaging all 12 spending bills into one omnibus.
President Donald Trump’s signature on a two-year spending agreement and six-week continuing resolution ended an hours-long government shutdown Friday morning.
The House passed a six-week extension for civilian agencies and full-year appropriations for the Defense Department. The Senate is nearing a two-year spending cap deal.