FY 2012 Budget Request Delayed

The National Journal has reported that the Administration's FY 2012 budget request is likely to be postponed until February 14 rather than being released on the traditional first Monday in February. The reason for the delay is the recent appointment of the new OMB director Jacob Lew, whose Senate confirmation was delayed due to a hold by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA). The Administration has not yet made any official announcement about a release date for the budget request.