ADMINISTRATION TO REVISE SPENDING LEVELS IN BUDGET REQUEST AFTER SPENDING DEAL REACH LAST WEEK - February 12, 2018
White House Will Revise Its 2019 Funding Request In Response to Budget Deal
By Katherine McIntire Peters and Eric Katz, Government Executive
When President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act into law Friday morning, he apparently consigned legions of budgeteers at the Office of Management and Budget to hours of weekend overtime. Because the law blows through the spending caps imposed on agencies under the 2011 Budget Control Act, the administration must now make 11th-hour revisions to its 2019 budget proposal, which it will submit to Congress on Monday.
“Assembling the budget is a months-long process,” OMB dryly noted in a background statement released Friday morning. “As with our FY2018 request, we developed the budget to conform to the overall discretionary spending cap set in law at the time.”