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The Coming Weeks April 17, 2009

Posted by Stephen Abott in Analysis.
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capitol1Congress will return from its spring recess next week. It comes back after a significant amount of executive branch budget activity –  Secretary Gates outlined his FY2010 DOD budget priorities and the Obama administration released its non-emergency war supplemental request. Needless to say, the Congress has a lot on its plate.

Next week, the House of Representatives is expected to take up the budget resolution and then begin the process of passing the war supplemental. Additionally, the President is expected to send his FY2010 budget to the Hill early next month. Thus, the next few weeks will see the passing of the budget resolution before Congress sees the President’s budget, the taking up of the war supplemental spending bill, and the transmission of the actual DOD and other executive branch agency budgets to the Hill (the DOD budget will include the results of Secretary Gates’ reorientation of the Pentagon’s funding priorities).

Spring is here, but it will be a busy time in budget world.



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