The current administration recently published a proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2019 (Oct. 1, 2018-Sep. 30, 2019). Congress is responsible for actually passing a federal budget, so the budget that gets adopted often reflects several changes to the proposal initially put forward by the administration (as it did last year).
As you navigate related news, you’ll likely encounter articles with strong liberal or conservative spins. Verify claims made in such articles by checking source documents and seek contrasting viewpoints so you get a more complete story. Consider participating in the budget process by communicating with your legislators.
- An agency-by-agency overview of proposed cuts and additions (Associated Press)
- The FY19 budget proposal (PDF) prepared by the Office of Management and Budget
- Allsides.com – a source for news from contrasting political perspectives