The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal for government spending gives a big boost to the Pentagon and other security-related agencies, while calling for a cut of more than $2.7 trillion in federal civilian spending over the next ten years.
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 would bypass defense funding caps by adding nearly $100 billion to DoD’s wartime spending account.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the National Treasury Employees Union asked the Office of Personnel Management when federal employees can expect to see the 1.9 percent pay raise recently signed into law.
The Navy tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that a change in funding could hurt its trajectory on readiness.
A new analysis of DoD contract data shows serious impacts across the Defense industrial base because of spending cuts, including indications that thousands of firms exited the industry entirely.
Just days before the expiration of the latest continuing resolution, Navy officials say the last several years of budgeting-by-CR have already wasted $4 billion.
Defending his department’s $52 billion budget increase for the first time on Capitol Hill this week, Defense Secretary James Mattis ran into heavy skepticism from the committee members who might normally be his most natural allies for a Pentagon plus-up.
Presidents have used the overseas contingency operations fund to bolster the Defense Department budget outside of the Budget Control Act rules. But Congress should do better.
Besides proportioning DoD’s appropriations into roughly the same accounts officials had asked for, the plan includes a 2.1 percent pay raise for both military members and civilians.