Budget Brief 18-05
February 23, 2018

The president’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget was released on February 12, 2018, just three days after enactment of legislation that reset discretionary spending caps for both FY 2018 and FY 2019. Accordingly, the president’s budget proposed less discretionary spending than the new caps allow, and an addendum was released to stake a claim to some of—but not all—the additional resources.

This Budget Brief highlights significant provisions of the proposed budget, and incorporates spending requested in the budget addendum.