Congress is set to deny a request for the second straight year from the Securities and Exchange Commission for an increase of 250 investment advisor examiners.

The likely “no” on this request became closer to inevitable Tuesday night with a release of a new budget expected to receive approval by the House and the Senate in the next 10 days. It calls for most federal agencies to receive the same rate of spending for the start of the 2015 fiscal year October 1 through December 11 that they have for the current budget cycle.

This is the second year in a row the Obama Administration has proposed the increase, which has been backed by the Democratic-controlled Senate Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee and opposed by its Republican-dominated counterpart in the House.

In both cases, the Republicans won in the end.

The budget bill that was released yesterday does not bar the SEC from imposing a fiduciary duty on broker-dealers as a House-passed spending bill did in July. That measure was never voted on in the Senate.

An increase in advisor examiners was called for by SEC Chairman Mary Jo White and industry trade groups ranging from the Investment Adviser Association to the Financial Services Institute to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

White has said the current rate of 9 percent of advisors examined each year is too low to assure integrity in the industry.

Early this year, Sifma Managing Director Kevin Carroll said advisors are grossly under examined.

The SEC received $1.4 billion for the fiscal year concluding September 30.