The White House’s Office and Management and Budget is continuing to advise agencies to prepare the budget proposal as if nothing is changing, according to a person familiar with the plans.
The person said the team is “going forward assuming a win” when it comes to budget preparation, despite the major networks calling the race for President-elect Joe Biden.
Trump has refused to admit defeat even though his claims contesting the election results haven't held up in court.
Another person says while there hasn't been a formal memo spelling this out, the message to agencies is to proceed as normal.
The President’s budget, which normally comes out in February, is more of a political document than a policy proposal, since Congress determines how money is spent.
It amounts to a yearly signal of the White House's priorities in the coming months.