The White House has submitted its budget request, and now it’s up to Congress to adopt a budget resolution that will set spending and revenue targets for appropriators. Rely on Bloomberg Government as we track the budget process from submission – to reconciliation – to adoption. 

Trump’s budget proposes changes to discretionary spending caps

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Pentagon’s cutting-edge research efforts get FY18 budget boost

Want to know where the Pentagon high-technology purchasing is headed? One good place to look is the $3.2 billion fiscal 2018 budget request for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Republicans warn defense increase can’t come at domestic expense

Pro-Pentagon Republicans warned Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that the increase in defense spending proposed by President Donald Trump can’t come at the wholesale expense of domestic spending or the State Department.

Air Force 2018 budget request would boost depot maintenance

The $14.7 billion U.S. Air Force fiscal 2018 budget request for aircraft depot maintenance and contractor logistic support would represent an 8.7 percent increase compared with the level in the fiscal 2017 omnibus appropriations.