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  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE DEAL TO AVOID GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN - March 30, 2017
  • Deal to Avoid Shutdown Isn't Likely to Include Trump's Proposed 2017 Cuts

    By Eric Katz, Government Executive

    Republicans in Congress are indicating they will deal with President Trumpís request to cut a total of $18 billion from most non-defense agencies separately from the looming shutdown fight, saying they will handle the White Houseís funding proposal another time.

    Federal agencies are funded on a continuing resolution through April 28, at which point lawmakers must pass another spending bill or the government would shut down. Trump has asked for an extra $30 billion for the Defense Department to spend by Sept. 30 -- the end of fiscal 2017 -- and $3 billion for the Homeland Security Department. The White House proposed partially paying for the surge by slashing $18 billion from the discretionary coffers of domestic agencies.

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