Nine Major Agency Reform Proposals in the House GOP Budget
House Republicans on Tuesday issued their budget blueprint for fiscal 2018, proposing a $5 billion cut next year at non-defense agencies and a total of $1.3 trillion in reductions in domestic spending over the next 10 years.
Lawmakers pitched a slew of governmentwide and individual agency reforms, including familiar targets such as improper payments, duplicative programs and constraining bureaucracy. By fiscal 2027, non-defense agencies would face a collective cut of 18 percent from current spending levels and 34 percent from the Congressional Budget Office’s projected top-line appropriation. Defense spending would increase by $929 billion over the current caps during the next 10 years.