President Obama will release the FY2017 federal budget to the public and Congress on Tuesday February 9, 2017. This is one week later than the usual date for submission of the budget, which is the first Monday in February.
After the FY2017 budget is released senior administration officials will brief the press and begin testifying before congressional oversight committees.
This year, contrary to what has become usual practice, the House and Senate Budget Committees will not receive testimony from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on an overview of the president's budget request, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) issued a joint press release announcing that the committees will not hold hearings on an OMB review of the president's FY2017 budget.
Sen. Enzi said rather than hear from the administration on the FY2017 budget,the committees “should focus on how to reform America’s broken budget process and restore the trust of hardworking taxpayers.”
The House and Senate Armed Services Committees have not yet announced when they will receive testimony from the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the FY2017 Department of Defense (DoD) budget.
Next week, Highlights will include a brief overview of the FY2017 DoD budget request and identify links to official statements and available budget material.