Budget Brief 17-02
January 13, 2017

Congressional leaders and the president-elect have outlined a robust agenda for 2017. Priorities include repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), tax reform, infrastructure investment, reducing regulations, and reforming mandatory programs, including Medicaid. In addition, two budgets need to be finalized and the debt limit raised. A number of mandatory programs are also set to expire this year, most notably the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

This brief provides a timeline for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 and FY 2018 budgets, and highlights programs and deadlines that require congressional action.