New President, New Budget
Wed, 01/25/2017 - 5:00am
Congressman Tom Cole
As President Trump begins his first 100 days into his presidency, Congress is busy working hand-in-hand with the new administration. Traditionally, the President presents the outlined budget for the next fiscal year in February. This begins the appropriations process to determine how each of our agencies and the entirety of our government are funded. A fiscal year expires on October 1st, so it is imperative that these appropriations are passed before that deadline.
Unfortunately, in the past few years, Congress has failed to find consensus on funding goals, and have not passed a budget since 2015. With each year, Congress has kicked the can down the road, and provided extensions for funding levels from previous years. A ‘continuing resolution’ does not meet the complex and changing needs of our federal agencies and the American taxpayer. A new budget will provide the conformity in respect to our federal spending.
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