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The Budget Agreement to Raise the Caps

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The bipartisan budget agreement reached between House and Senate leadership and the Trump Administration represents a vast improvement over the harmful cuts contained in the President’s 2020 budget, and it provides much-needed certainty. The agreement increases discretionary funding limits for 2020 and 2021 and suspends the debt limit for two years, helping secure a strong future for the American people.

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The agreement also rejects the President’s harmful budget philosophy. The Trump budget would cut 2020 NDD funding by 9 percent from the 2019 enacted level, requiring deep cuts in programs vital to our economic and national security. The budget agreement instead provides a $22 billion increase for defense and a $27 billion increase for NDD for 2020, recognizing that both are important for our country’s security and prosperity.

The NDD increase includes a new one-time cap adjustment to provide additional funding toward the cost of conducting the 2020 Census. The agreement provides additional small increases for both defense and NDD for 2021.

 

Bill Text: Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019

Section-by-Section Analysis of the Budget Caps Deal

CBO Estimate for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019

Outside Groups Support the Budget Agreement to Raise the Caps

House Budget Chairman Yarmuth Statement on Bipartisan Budget Caps Deal