Lawmakers have declared the president’s 2020 budget request “dead on arrival,” but there are a few ways the proposed federal retirement cuts could see the light of day this year.
David Hawkings is editor in chief at The Firewall, and he joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about this early step in the 2020 budgeting process.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general released its review of the agency’s implementation of the new Forever GI bill.
Leadership on the Senate Budget Committee has proposed a 2020 budget resolution that calls for deep cuts to mandatory and discretionary spending. Federal employee retirement benefits are on the table as a potential vehicle for savings.
Members of Congress will not use the budget resolution process to make significant changes to the federal retirement system.
The Senate’s budget resolution does not include reconciliation instructions to make cuts to the current federal retirement system.
The congressional budget resolution is long, complicated and could impact your federal retirement. Federal News Radio explains how the resolution process works and how it could impact you.
The House will likely pass a budget resolution that would reform civil service pensions to reduce the federal deficit by $32 billion over 10 years.
A 2018 budget proposal from the House Budget Committee asks federal employees to contribute more toward their retirement as a way to find $203 billion in mandatory spending cuts next year.
Based on what’s happened so far in 2017, budget expert Stan Collender said the administration is already behind schedule on budgets and appropriations as far ahead as 2019, and the tactics Republican lawmakers are using make catching up unlikely.