Published: Sun, March 19, 2017
U.S. | By Monique Johnson

Trump's First Budget Plan Would Take An Ax To The EPA's Funds

Trump's First Budget Plan Would Take An Ax To The EPA's Funds

The budget blueprint includes a 17.9 percent chop to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 13 percent less for the Department of Education, a 13.2 percent reduction in Department of Housing and Urban Development spending and a decrease of 21 percent for the Department of Labor.

President Trump has announced his first $1. His budget repeatedly attacks those unfortunate, both in the United States and outside its borders.

JOHN YANG: The big winners in the White House budget request? "P$3 resident Trump and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney are showing the political will to take the axe to many bloated and unnecessary programs". We consider that to be a waste of your money. But he added, "we're not going to spend on programs that can not show that they actually deliver the promises that we've made to people".

Trump's 2018 budget proposal calls for $25.6 billion in funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

More than 80 percent of the NIH budget supports the projects of 300,000-plus external researchers, often in the form of multi-year grants.

The proposal would cut $2.5 billion from the EPA's budget, decreasing its funding from $8.2 billion to $5.7 billion, according to the Washington Post.

President Trump on Thursday released the outline of his first federal budget, which would boost spending on defense and border security while slashing nearly everything else. "The drastic cuts proposed would destabilize our efforts to increase economic mobility and housing stability in every Boston neighborhood", Walsh in a statement. He told Congress in 2013 that State Department spending reduces the need to rely on the military.

Trump's budget proposal includes increases in spending on defense and homeland security as well as a down payment for construction of a wall on the southern border. The White House seeks an extra $30 billion for military spending this year, partly to boost troop levels and pay for desperately needed spare parts.

Democrats immediately condemned the budget request.

A more engaged American electorate can help guide its leaders. President Trump has shown that he doesn't value the future of our children and working families. The "why" includes observations like Trump's budget will "punch the impoverished in the face".

JOHN YANG: Overall, the administration wants to eliminate funding for 19 agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, AmeriCorps and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a major funder for public radio and television.

"The first thing I saw was the big cut to the NIH, the National Institutes of Health".

"Just because it's not here, doesn't mean we're dodging the issue", Mulvaney said. President Trump threw his backing behind a so-called repeal-and-replace bill led by House Speaker Paul Ryan.

The blueprint pertains only to discretionary spending, and doesn't address mandatory expenditures like entitlement programs and interest payments on the debt.

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