WASHINGTON – The White House says President Barack Obama plans to release his budget for the 2016 fiscal year on Feb. 2.
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Obama has often blown budget deadlines in the past, but the budget release scheduled for next month would be on time.
Much of Obama's budget — especially its annual call for tax increases — will be ignored by the GOP-controlled Congress. Its release will mark the beginning of a face-off with Republicans over taxes and spending.
Republicans say they will attempt to use the 12 annual appropriations bills to take on Obama. A key GOP focus will involve trying to roll back regulations on business and environmental issues that Republicans say are harming the economy.