Pentagon Expects to Release 2015 Budget on March 4

Pentagon Expects to Release 2015 Budget on March 4

The Defense Department is expected to release its budget request for fiscal 2015 on March 4, according to an administration official.

That’s the date the Obama administration will issue its federal spending plan for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, according to Steve Posner, a spokesman for the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.

“The President’s 2015 Budget will be released on March 4,” he said in an e-mail Friday. “Now that Congress has finished its work on this year’s appropriations, the Administration is able to finalize next year’s Budget. We are moving to complete the Budget as quickly as possible to help Congress return to regular order in the annual budget process.”


By law, the president’s budget is required to be submitted to Congress no later than the first Monday in February, which this year is Feb. 3, according to the Congressional Research Service. In practice, the spending plan isn’t sometimes released until later.

Last year, for example, the administration didn’t submit a budget request until April — more than two months late — due in part to a political stalemate over automatic cuts known as sequestration.

The Defense Department — which receives the most funding of any federal agency — plans to spend about $606 billion in fiscal 2014, which began Oct. 1.

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Obama: late on his obligations as CIC again.

The House is going to throw it directly into the garbage and start from scratch, so who cares? Why continue this farce?

The Congress barely changes any of the 10,000 or so programs (line items) within the defense budget anyway, so, in a way, submitting a budget on time is of no real consequence, especially since that budget’s funding doesn’t start until the following October. The Congress has it for 8 months under normal business. Having it for only 7 months doesn’t really change anything.

Congress might not mess with the DoD budget much, but they certainly have their way with the remaining bulk of the President’s (proposed) Budget.

“By law, the president’s budget is required to be submitted to Congress no later than the first Monday in February, which this year is Feb. 3, according to the Congressional Research Service. In practice, the spending plan isn’t sometimes released until later.”

Er, “sometimes” late?

The Obama administration has never once submitted its budgeting documents on time since they assumed power in 2009. Every single year it has been amateur-hour chaos.

This is matched by equal disorganization on Capitol Hill, where annual budgets per se have essentially ceased to exist in Harry Reid’s Senate.

For years now, the entire federal mechanism has been kept going not by actual formal budget appropriations processes, but by enormous last-minute “continuing resolutions” abruptly shoved through to a vote without any of the principals even having had an opportunity to read them. The Senate being the worst offender by far in this regard.

Since a continuing resolution approves spending at the old rate, it’s an extension of the old budget and nothing really changes. Some interruption occurs with payrolls between CR’s if they don’t dovetail together, but for the bulk of the budget, unless you have a substantial planned increase in budget, it’s all manageable from a cash flow perspective over the full year. Those big acquisition contracts have plenty of workload backlog built into them so all this hulabaloo is for the public. there’s no REAL impact. At least, not for the defense contractors. For non-defense entitlement programs, I agree, it’s a different story.

Including a 6% raise for the 2 Legislative branches each year.

The Republican/ Tea Party (house) are the ones who constantly, willfully and without question are destroying our military.

Congress wil have its sail..

Jerry the republican party will destroy itself. In fact both parties have failed the american people. They are corrupted and we the american voter let them get away with it.

They seem to be more separate parties under one name to me. I keep thinking Tea Party has to go the extreme route in order satisfy their political base verse well being of the nation and its defenses.

I hope the budget can help with problems the Navy is having with the Gerald Ford CVN, too many bad bugs. It could spell disaster in budget years to come if they don’t address them quickly and smartly

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