CHN: Next Steps in the FY16 Budget Process
The Congressional Black Caucus and House Budget Committee Democrats, led by Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), are scheduled to release their respective budget blueprints next week.
The House and Senate Budget Committee budgets are expected to be up for full floor votes next week after passing (along party lines) their respective committees this week. In the House, the alternative budget proposals described above will also get floor votes. In the Senate, alternative budgets are not expected, but many amendments will be considered. A 2-week congressional recess will follow, during which time lawmakers and their staff will try to negotiate differences between the two bills. Republican leaders hope to have a compromise bill passed by both chambers of Congress shortly after they return to D.C. on April 13.