Jesse Epp-Fransen reflects on the beginning of the Federal FY 2013 budget debate with the release of President Obama’s budget.
On February 13th, President Obama released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2013. The document is complex, technical, and 256 pages long. It includes funding levels for all government departments and programs from the Department of Defense to the Environmental Protection Agency. Obama’s budget is theoretically the basis for the House appropriation process but the Republican-controlled House of Representatives will likely propose a budget that is significantly different, much as was done last year.
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