House Committee to Mark Up Doomed 2019 Budget

House Committee to Mark Up Doomed 2019 Budget

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House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack (R-AR) announced Monday that his panel will hold a two-day markup of the fiscal 2019 budget resolution on Wednesday and Thursday.

The resolution reportedly could get out of committee, but the chances of it going anywhere from there are likely slim at best.

Roll Call’s Paul Krawzak explains: “There is no logistical reason for GOP leaders to make adopting a budget a priority this year; February’s budget deal set statutory discretionary spending caps, obviating the need for a budget blueprint’s enforcement tools. Many Republicans don’t necessarily want to use reconciliation procedures to jam through entitlement program cuts on a party-line vote that the GOP would own politically.”

Womack will unveil the budget resolution Tuesday at 2 p.m. EDT.