Arlington, Va. (April 23, 2019)
|PSC Urges Congressional Leaders to Address Budget Caps
—The Professional Services Council (PSC) is calling on Congress
to prioritize action on a bipartisan spending deal that will raise the Budget Control Act caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 and produce full-year, on time appropriations for all federal agencies.
"Budget cap levels set eight years ago do not reflect current federal agency mission needs or national priorities," said PSC's President & CEO David Berteau. "With dramatic changes in areas ranging from the opioid epidemic to cybersecurity, the caps that were put in place in 2011 simply do not accommodate today’s challenges and priorities."
Berteau emphasized that action on the BCA caps “is PSC’s top priority, as it is essential to timely FY20 appropriations, to full funding for all federal agencies, and to avoiding the devastating impact of sequestration on the missions and functions of both defense and non-defense agencies.”
PSC sent a letter
on April 19 to Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Pelosi following the announcement that they have begun negotiations on a spending agreement.
Jeremy Madson| Director, Public Policy
Ashlei Stevens | Director, Media Relations
PSC is the voice of the government technology and professional services industry. PSC’s nearly 400 member companies represent small, medium and large businesses that provide federal agencies with services of all kinds, including information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more. Together, the trade association’s members employ hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states. Follow PSC on Twitter @PSCSpeaks.
To learn more, visit www.pscouncil.org.