This is a joint post with Casey Dunning.

This year’s budget season is packing a one-two punch. The President unveiled his proposal for fiscal year 2012 spending today just as the House starts debate on a continuing resolution (H.R. 1) that would fund the remaining seven months of FY2011.  You’ll be able to find more in-depth analysis from the Rethink team in the coming days.  For now, take a look at how some of the major foreign assistance accounts fared.  The figures cover the FY2010 actual spending levels, the FY2011 request, HR. 1, and the FY2012 request.