Update on Key Sequester, Other Budget-related Issues
Obama admin. details spending fixes. The Obama administration has an extensive list of spending changes it wants attached to stopgap funding legislation that could be on the House floor next week. The 35-page list of the funding changes (link), known as anomalies, is being proposed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a measure funding the final six months of Fiscal 2013. OMB usually seeks anomalies in stopgap funding measures to give agencies some flexibility in their spending, which otherwise would match the prior fiscal year’s numbers. The changes would be attached to legislation replacing the current six-month continuing resolutionthat expires on March 27. House GOP leaders say they will take up the measure next week. It is unclear which of the anomalies are included in the House CR.