Capitol Correspondence - 08.20.18

White House Mulling Second Rescission Proposal

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According to Politico Pro:

“The Trump administration is eyeing a second attempt to force Congress to roll back federal spending, after its last attempt collapsed in the GOP-led Senate, according to the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee as well as a Senate leadership source.

The Office of Management and Budget is said to be considering a second package of so-called rescissions, with just weeks to go until Congress’ next budget deadline.

OMB officials did not return a request for comment and it’s not known yet what spending the White House might try to cut or eliminate this time around.


If the White House moves quickly, its next rescissions package could arrive in the middle of a separate major funding fight on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers have until Sept. 30 to send roughly $1.4 trillion in fiscal 2019 funding to President Donald Trump’s desk or risk a funding lapse.”

ANCOR followed the first rescission proposal because of it contained cuts to CHIP. Should a second rescission proposal emerge and contain components affecting the I/DD community, we will bring this to the attention of our members.