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  • Agencies Brace for a Renewed Era of Belt-Tightening - June 13, 2023
  • Most non-defense agencies will see their budgets frozen or cut next fiscal year.

    Eric Katz, Government Executive

    After multiple years of significant spending increases at non-defense agencies, Congress has reverted to austerity by demanding an overall freeze of discretionary funding for domestic agencies.

    The pullback, agreed to as part of a deal struck by President Biden and House Republicans to meet GOP demands for raising the debt ceiling, will force agencies to make difficult decisions as they abandon some efforts to launch new programs and grow existing ones. The 2023 Fiscal Responsibility Act set only a top-level cap for non-defense spending, leaving it to Congress to establish line-by-line funding levels across government. 

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