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What the two-year budget deal means for federal spending

CQ Budget podcast, episode 120

Boxes containing President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2019 are unpacked by staff in the House Budget Committee hearing room on Monday morning, Feb. 12, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Boxes containing President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2019 are unpacked by staff in the House Budget Committee hearing room on Monday morning, Feb. 12, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

With a new budget deal about to become law, CQ Roll Call senior budget reporter Paul M. Krawzak explains how raising the debt limit and raising the spending levels will shape government budget decisions this fall and the year to come. With overall spending limits set, the House will have to revisit the 10 spending bills it has already passed and find $15 billion more to cut. 

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