Proposals to Limit Discretionary Spending
|Proposal||Estimated 10-Year Savings (billions)|
|President's Budget||FY2011-13 cap on non-security discretionary spending at the current $447 billion level||$249*|
|Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)||FY2011-13 cap on discretionary spending levels passed in FY 2010 Budget Resolution (allows for 1-2% increases per year for both defense and non-defense discretionary spending); 67% vote needed to waive annual caps; allows unlimited emergency spending with 3/5 point of order; exempts spending on military actions||N/A|
|Congressman Frank Kratovil (D-MD) and Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS)||Blue Dog proposal to cut non-security spending by 2% for each of the next 3 years||$400^|
* Estimated 10-year savings from OMB's analysis of the President's Budget (Summary Table S-2).
^ Estimated 10-year savings cited in Congressman Frank Kratovil's press release on March 11, 2010.