Budget & Appropriations: Broad Budget Deal Reached

On July 18, the Administration and Congressional leaders announced an agreement on topline budget numbers for the next two fiscal years as well as to increase the debt ceiling. The deal would avert the scheduled nearly 10% cut in discretionary programs that include housing, employment, education, transportation, and many other disability-related programs for Fiscal Year 2020. As leaders work to identify offsets to cover the costs of this deal, disability advocates are working to ensure that offsets do not come at the expense of other programs that benefit people with disabilities.

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