The deepest percentage cut in Coast Guard spending would come from the acquisition, construction and improvements budget line, the money source for the ongoing Coast Guard recapitalization effort. It would decrease from $1.476 billion to $951.12 million, a reduction of nearly 37 percent when factoring in inflation.
President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget proposal requests $ 12.86 billion for IRS programs, or 5.92 percent more than the agency is currently funded under the current year's continuing resolution, when adjusting for inflation.
The United States Postal Service backed down from its fight for a modified 5 day delivery schedule that would eliminate Saturday delivery, according to a statement from the USPS Board of Govenors statement . "Absent specific legislative language, a continuing resolution maintains the status quo regarding government funding and operations," the statement says.
That request total is nominally an increase from the $140.9 billion agencies spent in fiscal 2012. But when adjusted for White House-projected inflation, the 2014 request represents a 2.76 percent drop from 2012.
President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget request allots $152.7 billion for the Veterans Affairs Department, with $86.1 billion of that being mandatory spending and $66.5 billion in discretionary spending, according to a VA budget document (.pdf). The amount requested is an inflation-adjust 7.89 percent increase over the estimated fiscal 2013 budget.
TSA's request totals $7.398 billion, an 8.63 percent decline from fiscal 2013, accounting for inflation. The surface transportation function and the Federal Air Marshal Service would be cut most sharply, by about 22 percent and 17 percent respectively.
Federal workers could see a one percent pay increase in fiscal 2014 if President Obama's budget is passed. That bump would lift a federal worker pay freeze that's been holding back salary increases for the last 3 years.
The fiscal 2014 budget request that President Obama sent to Congress April 10 includes $59.959 billion for the Homeland Security Department, a slight decline from its estimated budget for fiscal 2013. Of the major components within DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement would take the biggest hit under Obama's request, losing more than 11 percent of its fiscal 2013 budget.
The fiscal 2014 budget proposal the Obama administration sent to Congress on April 10 carries mixed results for major Homeland Security Department information technology efforts. Total funding for the DHS office of the chief information officer would go down by 1.2 percent when taking into account Office of Management and Budget-projected inflation.
The National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kan., would receive $714 million under the fiscal 2014 budget proposal the Obama administration sent to Congress on April 10. The administration also calls on the state government of Kansas to provide an additional $202 million, which when combined with the fiscal 2014 request should be sufficient to fully fund construction, DHS says in its budget justification .