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ATS Legislative Update: White House and Congressional Leaders Release Budget Deal

Wednesday, October 28, 2015  
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Last night, the White House and Congressional leaders completed a budget deal that would provide an additional $80 billion in spending over the next two years split evenly between defense and non-defense discretionary programs. As you might be aware, Congress previously passed a Continuing Resolution that would keep federal agencies operating until December 11th, 2015. The agreement breaks the budget spending caps to add $50 billion to the budget in fiscal year 2016 and $30 billion in FY 2017, split evenly between domestic discretionary and defense programs.  Still, this means the discretionary budget—everything except entitlements—will be $56 billion and $70 billion less, in 2016 and 2017 respectively, than the budget that passed in 2011......(click here to read more)


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