Published: Thu, March 16, 2017
Research | By Elias Hubbard

Trump Budget Calls for Historic Cuts to Administration State, Defense Spending Increases

Trump Budget Calls for Historic Cuts to Administration State, Defense Spending Increases

Mulvaney said the proposed budget boosts Pentagon spending by 10 percent and Department of Homeland Security funding by six percent. Will Hurd, a San Antonio-area Republican whose West Texas district spans almost a third of the U.S. -Mexico border, said in January. "We went through articles that have been written about his policies. and we turned those policies into numbers". Democrats are unimpressed by the increase in defense spending and cuts to NDD.

Community projects like Meals on Wheels and housing assistance are set to lose out on all of their government funding if Donald Trump's budget blueprint for the coming fiscal year is passed by politicians.

But Atalla said he doesn't expect to win any work on the wall: His LED lights are made in China, and that's unlikely to go over well with the administration's mantra of buying and hiring American. "I think it's a good thing".

The White House cuts could complicate any effort in Congress to lift the defense cap because Democrats have in the past demanded an equal increase in other spending for every dollar added for the military above the spending limit.

"The administration's budget isn't going to be the budget", said Sen.

The Homeland Security Department would get another $2.8 billion (a 6.8 percent hike), with most of the increase ($2.6 billion) spent on Trump's promised border wall. "The foreign aid line items in the budget, many of them just happen to fall within the State Department's functions". Funding would disappear altogether for 19 independent bodies that count on federal money for public broadcasting, the arts and regional issues from Alaska to Appalachia.

The Department of Veterans Affairs gets an additional $4.4 billion, a 5.9 percent increase.

"We are going to do more with less, and make the government lean and accountable to the people", Mr. Trump said in the budget. It would cut 3,200 jobs, or more than 20 percent of the agency's current workforce of about 15,000. Maryland is ranked third in the nation in per capita federal spending, almost $16,000 for each resident, according to an analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The White House has said recently that funding would be kick-started in the United States. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. "We do the budget here".

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The budget did not provide specifics on what measures to speed up approvals might include. The Department of Health and Human Services will also see a massive 18 percent cut.

All five included details of the budgetary effects of their proposals for entitlement programs, and four of the five provided these details over multiple years.

Cuts to the State Department's Educational and Cultural Exchange budget could see funding for the programs such as the Young African Leaders Initiative cut - while maintaining funding for the Fulbright Program.

"The president ran saying he would spend less money overseas and more money back home", Mulvaney said. Lawmakers will have the final say on Trump's proposal in the arduous budget process, and numerous cuts will be deemed dead on arrival.

Mulvaney said the proposal would not add more to the deficit - that is, the shortfall in the proposed budget would not be worse than last year's - and said the document to be unveiled today does not include recommendations to change safety net programs.

Trump's budget outline is a bare-bones plan covering just "discretionary" spending for the 2018 fiscal year starting on October 1.

Brooks and other members of the Freedom Caucus are among the most vocal critics of the legislation backed by the White House to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare plan, known as Obamacare.

Budget director Mick Mulvaney was an opponent of that approach as a congressman, so it was unclear if he would bulk up the OCO account or slash it.

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