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Mackenzie Eaglen: FY 2016 Spending Bill to Take Shape After CR

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BudgetMackenzie Eaglen, a defense analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, believes Congress will likely execute a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government through Oct. 1 as lawmakers continue negotiations on the fiscal year 2016 budget.

Eaglen wrote in a guest piece published Tuesday on Breaking Defense the spending bill is among other proposed bills in the pipeline to address after the summer recess.

She noted Congress could reach a deal to lift the discretionary spending caps on the Budget Control Act to meet levels indicated in the administration’s proposed budget and the Republicans’ approved defense funds.

Some GOP lawmakers want to stretch the Budget Control Act through 2025 to support the planned $68 billion and $60 billion respective increases to defense and nondefense discretionary funds for the next two years, Eaglen added.

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