Higher spending, another round of across-the-board tax hikes and additional cuts to the military.
Facing a persistent backlog of disability claims, and criticism, the Obama administration says its next budget will include significant increases for veterans programs.
A compromise spending bill signed this week helped the military reduce the number of unpaid days off for hundreds of thousands of Defense Department employees.
Short-term budget bill contains cuts that the president would rather not enact
After the Senate passed its budget this weekend, Congress is expected to pivot to issues such as immigration and guns before attempting a broader deal on taxes, spending and the national debt later this year.