On April 11th, the House of Representatives passed the Ryan Budget Resolution by a vote of 219 to 205. All the Democrats voted against it plus 12 Republicans. The measure outlines a ten-year budget process that would reduce the federal deficit and change the relationship between defense and non-defense spending. Defense spending would go up under this plan while non-defense would go down compared with current funding plans. The measure will not be used for a House-Senate conference or for the allocation.
Both the House and Senate appropriations chairs have announced their intent to complete the 12 regular appropriations bills by the end of the fiscal year. The House appropriations process has already begun. Two appropriations subcommittees have begun working on spending bills for the upcoming fiscal year. To do so they needed to get interim allocation from the full committee. The House Subcommittee on Appropriations for the Departments of Labor/Health and Human Services/Ed...read more