Legislative Alert: Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposed

On February 9, 2016, U.S. President Barack Obama released his $4.23 trillion fiscal year (FY) 2017 proposed budget that outlines the administration’s spending priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget reflects the FY 2017 discretionary spending caps agreed to in the budget deal. In a break from tradition, the U.S. House and Senate Budget Committee chairmen, Representative Tom Price (R-GA) and Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), said they will not hold hearings to go through the president’s budget request.