White House Wants FY-17 Budgets Crafted At BCA Levels, But Seeks 'Wish Lists'

By Tony Bertuca / June 1, 2015 at 11:58 AM
The White House is instructing the Defense Department and other government agencies to craft a fiscal year 2017 budget that is 5 percent below President Obama's FY-16 request, hewing to spending caps required by the 2011 Budget Control Act, but accompanied by a separate list of "additional investments" that account for another 5 percent in spending, according to a previously unreported memo quietly released by the Office of Management and Budget. Budget analysts are calling the separate list of additional...

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