Federal Relations

March 30, 2009

$3.6 trillion budget for the federal government

The House and Senate will take up their budget resolutions this week as Democrats seek to lay the groundwork for healthcare reform and other elements of President Obama’s agenda, as Republicans continue to make the case that the programs will hurt the struggling economy.

Both resolutions include deficit-neutral reserve funds for healthcare reform, energy and education — three pillars of the Obama agenda — leaving it up to the committees of jurisdiction to draft legislation on matters such as a cap-and-trade program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Source: Congress Daily