Congress appears ready to sign off on giving the IRS its biggest budget in nearly a decade, giving the agency enough resources to begin to roll out the latest in a series of modernization efforts.
The latest budget proposal from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government made no mention of a federal pay raise in 2020, setting up a debate over whether civilian employees will receive a House-passed 3.1% or the president’s recommended 2.6% increase next year.
GAO estimates agencies could save billions of dollars by reducing the number of agency programs with overlapping missions, but the OMB has yet to complete a comprehensive inventory of agency programs nearly a decade after Congress mandated it.
The Congressional Budget Office said current use of overseas contingency operations (OCO) funds to pay for enduring costs can distort the DoD’s long-term budget planning.
The Small Business Administration is hiring temporary staff and working with FEMA and HUD as response efforts shift to disaster recovery.