President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver his budget request to Congress on Tuesday, March 4. Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell will testify on the proposed budget on Wednesday, March 5 before both the Senate and House Budgets Committees.
The Administration is expected to propose an “Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative” as part of its budget request that would provide $28 billion in non-defense discretionary and $28 billion in defense spending. This $56 billion would be above the FY15 spending caps set by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (BBA), but would be offset by mandatory cost savings and increased revenue.
Advocates will have several opportunities to learn the details of the FY15 budget request during the week:
On March 4, HUD will host a “Stakeholder Briefing” on the details of the President’s HUD budget request. The briefing will be webcast 3 to 4 pm ET.
NLIHC will host a webinar on March 5 at 2 pm ET in which the President’s FY15 budget request for HUD and USDA Rural Development programs that serve the lowest income households with rental housing will be reviewed. The webinar will also include policy proposals in the FY15 proposed budget, as well as steps advocates can take to educate their Members of Congress about the impact of what the President has proposed.
Register for NLIHC’s webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/683641502521212417
The National Alliance to End Homelessness will host a webinar on March 6 at 1:30 pm ET to review the President’s budget proposal for affordable housing and homeless programs. The webinar will also cover the federal budget process. NAEH will also launch this year’s McKinney Appropriations Campaign on the webinar.
Register for NAEH’s webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/510308178
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities also will hold a webinar entitled “The President’s FY2015 Budget Proposal and Low-Income Housing” on March 7 at 2 pm ET. CBPP will discuss how the Budget Control Act, as amended recently, affects funding prospects in 2015 and later years.
Register for CBPP’s webinar: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/336673559