9 Key Takeaways From The House Budget Proposal

After months of delays, the House Budget Committee has released its fiscal year 2018 budget resolution.

The plan makes progress in some areas, such as prioritizing national defense, reforming Medicare, implementing mandatory reforms through reconciliation, repealing Obamacare, and beginning to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.

However, the budget falls short in others.

It busts the Budget Control Act caps, fails to address Social Security reforms, and increases the allowable amount of Changes in Mandatory Program savings, an often used budget gimmick.

The proposal:

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