Instructions for Estimating State Impact of RSC Discretionary Spending Cut Proposal
On January 20, 2011, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) released the Spending Reduction Act of 2010 (H.R. 408), a proposal to cut federal discretionary spending by $2.5 trillion from fiscal year (FY) 2011 through FY 2021. As a component of the plan, the RSC would set FY 2011 non-security discretionary funding at FY 2008 levels on a program-by-program basis, unless a particular program received less funding in FY 2010 than in FY 2008, in which case the FY 2010 level would apply. Utilizing the FFIS Grants Database (http://www.ffis.org/database), this Budget Brief illustrates how to prepare a state-specific analysis using RSC’s proposal.