Budget-cutting bill delayed


Sorry, feds: It will be at least one more day before you find out what House Republicans have in store for your agency’s budget.

Earlier this week, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., had hoped to introduce legislation today spelling out more than $74 billion in possible cuts from agency spending this year, when measured against President Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget request. But earlier in the day, Rogers announced that the target has swelled to $100 billion. As a result, the bill won’t be introduced before Friday at the earliest.

“I have instructed my committee to include these deeper cuts,” Rogers said in a news release, “and we are continuing to work to complete this critical legislation.”


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