A GOP House member recently reintroduced a bill that would place a hiring freeze on all federal agencies except the Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs departments.
The Veterans Affairs Department is requesting a 10.6 percent increase overall and a flat budget for its IT programs.
DOE's proposed fiscal 2012 budget calls for supporting the president's clean fuel initiatives, energy research and more nuclear power.
The Obama administration said today that it strongly opposes the continuing resolution legislation introduced by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers.
Army's proposed budget emphasizes force maintenance and modernization.
Although the Air Force's budget is smaller for fiscal 2012, savings gained through efficiency measures will be applied to readiness and modernization, official says.
The Treasury Department budget proposal is up to $14 billion with proposed improvements to IRS data collection and taxpayers services and Wall Street reform measures.
The White House included the already-enacted two-year pay freeze for federal civilian employees in its fiscal 2012 budget request but rebuffed calls to extend it to three years.
The Defense Department's proposed $553 billion budget for fiscal 2012 marks a modest increase.
Members of the House Appropriations Committee have introduced a continuing resolution that would reduce spending for the rest of this fiscal year by $100 billion compared with the president’s budget request.