Budget Brief 17-09
June 5, 2017

Following a March blueprint, the president released a detailed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018 on May 23. The far-reaching proposals support a call to amend the Budget Control Act (BCA) to allow $54 billion in additional FY 2018 defense spending, offset by an equal cut in domestic discretionary spending. This summary touches on the broad outline of the budget; specifics will be provided once the appropriations process gets underway