The detailed version of the President’s 2020 budget request includes a series of familiar pay and retirement cuts and a wide variety of proposals designed to change the way agencies compensate, hire, manage and reward both current and future federal employees.
The $750 billion defense budget request for 2020 asked Congress for almost $104 billion for its research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) fund.
As the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to implement a new version of its community care program, lawmakers will also debate whether VA is spending too much on private care at the expense of other agency priorities.
With more of what to expect from Congress, The Firewall Editor in Chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Many civilian agencies, with the exception of the Departments of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, would see double-digit spending cuts under the President’s 2020 budget proposal.
President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request looks familiar. Deep cuts to civilian agencies are accompanied by a 5 percent increase to defense spending, accomplished through a dramatic expansion to the overseas contingency operations (OCO) fund.