Read the full text of Trump's budget proposal to Congress

Democratic lawmakers have savaged the budget, and even fiscally hawkish Republicans seem taken aback by the magnitude of the cuts.

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, on Wednesday said Congress should consider using a budget window longer than 10 years as congressional Republicans look for a way to pass a tax reform package.

The food stamp program, which helps low-income and disabled people buy groceries, would be reduced by $200 billion over 10 years.

To the critics, Mulvaney said: "Help us figure out a way to get back to 3 percent growth". "This budget relies on absurd economic projections and pretend revenues".

Cole oversees spending on health and social welfare programs as chairman of a House Appropriations panel and has a medical research facility important to his district that relies on federal funding. In many cases, a higher burden of paying for anti-poverty programs would be shifted away from the federal government and onto the states. "We are not spending less money one year than we spent before". That's foregone income that could be split between the government and private households.

Student loans: Streamlining (and curtailing) student loan programs will save $76 billion.

Mulvaney got barely a handful of words out in response before questioning moved on, but he defended the budget's growth assumptions in remarks to reporters Tuesday at the White House - in a sort of prebuttal to Sanford. She said several budget proposals, such as eliminating community development block grants and cutting aid to rural areas for clean drinking water, would hurt her constituents.

Other cuts in Trump's budget include $63 billion in cuts to pension benefits for federal workers by eliminating cost-of-living adjustments for most workers and requiring employees to make higher contributions.

Furchtgott-Roth, former chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, is a senior fellow and director of Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute.

A program created to move people receiving Social Security disability payments back into enter the workforce is politically toxic as well. At other times he's misread, ignored or disregarded both parties on Capitol Hill.

-Border security: The proposal includes $2.6 billion for border security technology, including money to design and build a wall along the southern border. True, this is less than the $29 billion increase that Congress has allocated.

Democrats charged that Trump's cuts would rip apart the social safety net. However, the privilege and responsibility of authorizing and appropriating funds lies with Congress, and I will work with my colleagues to oppose these harmful cuts and ensure that our budget for FY18 reflect the priorities of all Americans.

Democrats immediately attacked the budget plan and vowed to prevent any part of it from becoming law.

Now, with Trump's approval rating hovering around 40 percent and a special counsel investigating his campaign's ties with Russian Federation, some Republicans are concerned his stumbles could even cost them their House majority.

Cuomo said NY spends more on social services than other others. Sheldon Whitehouse, D. -R.I.

Medicaid is facing even bigger cuts.

With Medicaid at risk, people definitely don't want to lose their in-home care and disability through the proposed budget cut.

-Medicare and Medicaid fraud prevention: These efforts would get a $70 million increase next year. "The cuts are draconian".

Trump's State Department budget also would drastically cut funding for US contributions to worldwide organizations, contributions to worldwide peacekeeping efforts, bilateral economic assistance, worldwide narcotics control, global health programs, nuclear nonproliferation programs, foreign military financing and nongovernmental organizations such as the Asia Foundation and the East-West Center. Cuts to a popular crop insurance program have already landed with a thud.

"President Trump's FY18 budget proposal is detrimental to working families and would significantly slash health care, education, and job opportunities for millions of Americans".

The austerity measures "are astonishing and frankly immoral", Congresswoman Pramilla Jayapal told Mr Mulvaney as he testified to the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.

"I've delivered meals to a lot of people that perhaps it's their only hot meal of the day", Meadows said.

A fellow Republican is lacing into President Donald Trump's budget, saying his promises to balance it are based on fanciful economic projections.

EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program collects emissions data for carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane, along with other greenhouse gases, from more than 8,000 major emitters across the economy, including some power plants and refineries.

If Republicans really want to prevent abortions, perhaps they shouldn't cut funding to an institution that's the largest provider of sex education in America (hint hint: Planned Parenthood). What it does is perpetuate a myth that we can go out there and balance the budget without touching entitlements. The program had outlays of $23 billion in 2017, and President Trump has proposed for spending to rise to $34 billion in 2027, a 47% increase.

Information for this article was contributed by Damian Paletta, Kelsey Snell and Mike DeBonis of The Washington Post; and by Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger of The Associated Press.

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