On March 11th, President Trump submitted his FY2020 Budget proposal to Congress, as required by law. However, the proposal is just that, a proposal. While the budget release is widely reported on, Congress doesn’t generally see it as more than a suggestion, with some Administration themes, priorities, and initiatives sprinkled in for good measure.
This is the first in a series of reports on President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget. The summary budget documents released on March 11 will be followed by more detailed information during the week of March 18. Over the next several days, CRD Associates will publish in-depth analyses of the president’s budget request.
As federal employees made their way back to their offices last week to confront a huge backlog of workload, they and the nation learned that federal agencies are not like light switches: they can’t just be turned on and off with an expectation for a normal resumption of operations.