WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama's budget will propose spending $74 billion more than current spending caps. That would be an increase of about 7 percent.
Obama plans to release his budget for the next fiscal year on Monday. The White House says Obama will propose $530 billion for domestic programs, which is $37 billion more than the limits established by so-called sequestration.
Obama will also propose $561 billion for defense spending. That's an increase of $38 billion over the spending limits.
Obama wants to do away with the across-the-board cuts that Democrats and Republicans agreed to in 2011 in an attempt to reduce the federal deficit.