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Federal Budget Delays

Congressman Glenn Grothman says if not for delays the Federal Budget might have been approved by now. He says they still have a couple of months before the Federal fiscal year starts. He says the fiscal year begins October 1st. He says when they pass the budget they don’t really fill in where they are going to spend all the money. He says they really work on capping spending for the budget. He says it is divided between defense and non-defense spending and puts together reconciliation instructions that deal with things like welfare issues and mandatory programs that are not normally included. Grothman says they should have passed the budget two months ago, but they were dealing with the repeal of Obamacare and then there was the shooting of a Congressman and congressional aids.