Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
In addition to being tax day, yesterday was the official deadline for the House and Senate to come to an agreement on a budget resolution that would set overall spending levels for the federal government's discretionary spending in FY 2016 (Step 2 in the graphic above).
But yesterday's deadline wasn't binding, and it came and went without much drama, and without a deal. While the separate House and Senate budgets that passed already met on some not insignificant details -- like the level of overall Pentagon and related spending, including war spending -- there are quite a few others left to be worked out.
The House and Senate may reach a deal over the next couple of weeks -- or they may not. We'll keep you posted.