Base Spending Levels & Caps – FY 2020-FY 2021

Base Spending Levels & Caps – FY 2020-FY 2021

The fiscal 2020 base spending caps would be set at:

  • $666.5 billion for defense — $90.3 billion increase over current fiscal year 2020 cap, $19.5 billion more than in fiscal year 2019.
  • $621.5 billion for non-defense — $78.3 billion increase over current cap, $24.5 billion more than in fiscal year 2019.

The fiscal 2021 caps would be:

  • $671.5 billion for defense, $81.3 billion increase over the fiscal year 2021 cap.
  • $626.5 billion for non-defense, $71.9 billion increase over the fiscal year 2021 cap.

Additional Details

  • The End of Spending Caps: If this two-year deal passes, the Budget Control Act of 2011 and “the Sequester” will have run their course. Regular order will govern the budget and appropriations process for FY 2022, there will no longer be preset spending levels and caps.
  • Payfors: The budget deal is expected to raise around $77 billion by extending customs user fees – only partially offsetting the cost of the bill.
    • The deals in 2013 and 2015 were more or less fully offset and the 2018 deal was partially offset.
  • No Policy Riders: Congressional leaders have agreed that there will no additional provisions, or riders, added to this deal that could end up making passage more difficult.

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