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Search Tags: discretionary spending
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
Tags: pay and benefits , gridlock , Congress , sequestration , budget debate , budget battle , entitlement programs , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Kenneth Gold , Susan S. Lagon , Government Affairs Institute , Georgetown University , For Your Benefit
The 2013 budget request reduces half of the agency's discretionary spending. All agencies could face deeper cuts if Congress and the administration don't agree on a plan for deficit reduction in the next 11 months.
Highlights by agency from the President's fiscal year 2012 budget, released Monday.
House Democrats passed a budget bill that sets discretionary spending at levels below President Obama's. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer explains why.
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.