Appropriations Update Feb 15

This week House Republicans previewed a spending measure that would cut $74 billion in non-security spending from President Obama's 2011 budget request. In addition, appropriators are trying to find billions more in spending cuts, as leaders work to put together a bill that will meet conservative demands.

Programmatic funding information is not yet available, but BIAA will analyze the data when it is released next week. Currently, the summary information available does not point to any cuts for TBI programs and in order to avoild calling attention to the line item, we ask that grassroots take action next week only if it becomes necessary. BIAA will alert grassroots advocates if mobilization is needed.

In the Senate, Democratic leaders called the proposed House cuts "extreme" and warned that a series of stopgap funding measures may be needed in the weeks ahead to avert a government shutdown. As many of you know, the current continuing resolution (CR) is set to expire on March 4, 2011.

Look for a special edition of Policy Corner early next week that will include an analysis of the House programmatic FY11 funding and an analysis of the President's 2012 budget that is expected to be released early in the week.


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