Friday's edition of the "1600 Daily" highlighted a Washington Post article by humorist Alexandra Petri with a deceptively positive title: "Trump's budget makes ideal sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why".

In the proposed form, the new budget would discontinue funding for Obama's signature Clean Power Plan, created to combat climate change by reducing emission of carbon dioxide from power plants. India is part of the South and Central Asia bureau in the State Department right now. I will ensure that the department continues to be prepared to conduct operations today and in the future, and that we are prepared to address the effects of a changing climate on our threat assessments, resources, and readiness. Trump's budget, if passed, would reverse an eight-year downward trend in military spending under Barack Obama. CPB supports 1,500 public radio and TV stations across the country, among them, the National Public Radio.

"Unfortunately, the budget does not include any proposals on mandatory spending or revenue and does not include any proposals or projections beyond 2018", the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget opined.

A broader budget will be released later, which will include Trump's proposals for taxation along with the bulk of government spending.

Spending is also slashed at the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development and Labor, among others.

Perhaps Trump's America First budget proposal shouldn't come as a surprise: it's highly militaristic and hard on the arts, the sick, the poor, foreign aid, and of course climate change.

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"What you see in the State Department budget is the reduction in the foreign aid program", he said. So, while Mulvaney says the spending plan doesn't add to the federal deficit, the White House doesn't have a projection as to when or if the budget could be balanced over the next decade. The State Department would lose nearly 29 percent of its budget, and EPA, 31 percent; the National Institutes of Health would lose close to 20 percent.

President Trump's first pass at budget reform has his critics screaming - clearly, a good start. "The answer was no", Mulvaney said.

The budget will include a $1.5bn request for pilot schemes to determine construction methods and locations for Mr Trump's promised wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Mick Mulvaney, the president's budget chief, defended these cuts and even called them 'compassionate'.

"If they completely eliminate things, that will not only mean not enough funding for the services those block grants cover.but it'll mean jobs lost at those agencies that provide those services", Fisher said.

The Trump budget proposal also increases funding for the Department of Homeland Security by 6 percent, Mulvaney told reporters, in a briefing that was embargoed until after midnight.


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