Summary of the Budget Conference Agreement_Page_1Recently, and mostly along party lines, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed a conference agreement on the budget resolution, S. Con. Res 11, for fiscal year (FY) 2016. This is the first time in six years (2009) that Congress has agreed upon a budget resolution. This analysis on the budget conference focuses on programs that impact children: Medicaid, child welfare, taxes, sequestration/non-defense discretionary spending, and reconciliation instructions that would require cuts to federal investments in children.