discretionary spending

  • Federal retirement cuts absent from House budget proposal

    A new House budget proposal is silent on federal retirement cuts. Instead, it focuses on securing a two-year spending deal that breaks free of the Budget Control Act caps.

  • Discretionary spending bills debate greets Senate after recess

    Loren Duggan, editorial director of Bloomberg Government, described how the Senate is trying to reach its Sept. 30 deadline for spending.

  • Tips for dealing with stagnant, declining discretionary spending

    The Government Accountability Office found three common themes for how the EPA, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Employment and Training Administration dealt with decreases in new money over a five-year period.

  • Sequestration cuts on horizon for 2017 if Congress doesn’t act

    The White House’s biannual report to Congress says the House version of the 2017 spending bills would be $792 million above the limit for the defense and non-defense categories.

  • The new Congress

    Ken Gold, the director of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, discusses the outlook for federal employees in the light what the 114th Congress might likely do.

  • No sequestration cuts in 2015, OMB says

    A new report from OMB stated the discretionary spending budget caps for defense and non-defense categories matched or came in less than what’s called for in the Budget Control Act.

  • Politics and the budget

    Dr. Kenneth Gold and Dr. Susan S. Lagon, from Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute, discuss the political landscape and the budget situation on Capitol Hill. February 25, 2013

  • Breakdown of FY2012 budget by agency

    Highlights by agency from the President’s fiscal year 2012 budget, released Monday.

  • Hoyer explains changes to FY 2011 budgeting

    House Democrats passed a budget bill that sets discretionary spending at levels below President Obama’s. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer explains why.

  • Dems mull how to cut discretionary spending

    How low can they go? House Democrats say they’ll forgo a traditional budget resolution for 2011 and opt for a plan to reduce non-security discretionary spending beyond what the president has proposed. We get details from The Hill’s Walter Alarkon.