Trump Signs Bill to Cut Budget for 180 Federal Agencies

Trump Signs Bill to Cut Budget for 180 Federal Agencies

Trump Signs Bill to Cut Budget for 180 Federal Agencies

Lawmakers will have the final say on Trump's proposal in the arduous budget process, and numerous cuts will be deemed dead on arrival. "Our budget is not necessarily the president's budget".

Trump's plan is already coming under attack from Democrats.

"If Republicans insist on inserting poison pill riders ... they will be shutting down the government and delivering a severe blow to our economy", New York Sen.

Trump's plan to put the State Department, and especially its affiliated foreign aid entity USAID, on the chopping block caused a massive backlash, perhaps most notably from 120 retired military leaders who sent a letter to Congress warning against slashing foreign assistance. "You can expect reductions at the EPA that don't line up with the president's view on things like climate change and alternative energies", Mulvaney said.

Kenneth Baer, a former associate director in Obama's Office of Management and Budget, said an overly skinny budget would make it hard to interpret how the Trump administration would spend taxpayers' money. "You'll see an amount of money in the budget" to unwind involvement with the media nonprofit, Mulvaney said. The Associated Press reported last week that HUD could face as much as $6 billion in cuts.

In addition, departments, programs, expenditures and tax cuts come with an army of lobbyists paid to make sure few changes are made, and those that are enacted come with greater government largess, not less. Pentagon finds sexual assaults rising at military academies McCain: Rand Paul "working for Vladimir Putin" MORE (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), have advocated for a $640 billion base defense budget. This means that the United States would be outspending Russian Federation by a ratio of more than 9 to 1. Defense and security spending will increase, while many social programs and spending on global causes will be rolled back. Trump is seeking $13.9 billion, or $1.4 billion more than this year.

If a lawmaker, for example, sits on the committee that oversees the State Department, he or she may not be as willing to cut deeply into its coffers since the move could affect the luster of his or her own position.

The share of world military expenditure of the 15 states with the highest expenditure in 2015. The White House, which is still looking at proposals from government contractors, seems to be buying time - asking for some funding first while it decides how to build.

The release of Trump's budget, which comes as the Republican president is facing an intraparty revolt over proposed legislation to replace Obamacare, could open another fight among Republicans who control both houses of Congress. For the 2018 part of the blueprint, Mr. Trump requests $2.6 billion for the wall.

The document, which will be released later Thursday, covers only the spending that's determined each year by Congress - what's called "discretionary spending"- and not the other $3 trillion in annual federal spending that's set by permanent law, known as "mandatory spending".

The New America analysis differentiated between reforming work-study and other programs (as others have proposed before Trump) and making deep cuts in the program. And it eliminates $5.8bn from the National Institutes of Health, which carries out biomedical and health research.

The budget does not say if the fee increases would be evenly spread or directed in a particular area.

The proposal recommends reductions that could have a significant impact in Maryland, from federal grants for urban redevelopment to a reduction in EPA programs that police water and air pollution. Without these funds, such efforts to protect public health fall to local municipalities which may not be able to afford them.

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