Will any of that cut come from defense?
The plan has not been formally announced, but AP reports that House Democratic leaders will propose a $7 billion cut in President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget. The plan is expected to be attached to the rule for floor consideration of the supplemental, which could move this week
The House won’t pass a budget resolution this year, but sees its upcoming one-year spending plan as the “functional equivalent of a budget resolution.” The plan will set the cap for the 12 regular fiscal 2011 appropriations bills and include selected other provisions.
It looks like few of those bills are likely to be complete come Election Day, though, and will be passed in an omnibus bill during a lame duck session, post-election.
Stay tuned, the one-year “budget enforcement resolution” could be ready later today.