FY 14 EPA Budget Not Likely Before the End of March

Although the President is required by law to issue the Administration’s budget recommendations for the following fiscal year by the first Monday in February each year, the proposed FY 14 budget request is not expected to be released until the end of March – some say on March 25st, the first full day of the House and Senate two week Easter Recess.  Such a late release will significantly compress Congressional time to devise, agree to, and vote on Federal appropriations before the beginning of the new 2014 fiscal year on October 1st.