This week, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan released a fiscal 2011 budget allocation that would cap spending at $1.055 trillion and slice $32 billion from current government spending levels this year. As many of you know, fiscal year 2011 spending is currently running on FY2010 levels through March 4, 2011.
The allocation by Ryan represents a $58 billion reduction below President Obama's proposed fiscal 2011 budget request of $478 billion for non-security programs. As defined by Republican leaders, non-security spending includes all discretionary spending not for defense, homeland security, veterans and military construction.
Programs that fall into this category, such as TBI Act programs and the TBI Model Systems are at risk for budget cuts and BIAA is committed to advocating in their favor. As Congress draws near the March 4, 2011 appropriations deadline, the grassroots community should be poised to take action when BIAA alerts are distributed.