Arlington, Va. (July 23, 2019)— The Professional Services Council (PSC) welcomed Monday’s announcement of a two-year bipartisan spending deal that will raise the Budget Control Act (BCA) caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, and urged the White House and Congress to work toward timely enactment of the full-year appropriations for all federal agencies.
| PSC Welcomes Budget Deal;
Urges Enactment of Full-Year Appropriations
"We readily welcome the news of a budget deal, but we recognize that raising the budget caps does not—by itself—create the appropriations," said PSC President & CEO David J. Berteau. "On behalf of our members and their government customers, we urge Congress to pass and the President to sign the proposed deal; but more importantly, the Executive and Legislative branches need to focus on enacting the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Acts now, based on this agreement. Failure to do so could lead to the adverse consequences of either continuing resolutions or another government shutdown.”
In April, PSC sent a letter to Congress emphasizing 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.”
With a broad agreement in place, PSC will continue to work with Congress to enact the 12 appropriations bills needed to keep government operations going.
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