Trump said his Budget blueprint for 2018 provides for one of the largest increases in defence spending without increasing the debt; and significantly increases the budget for immigration enforcement at the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.
Like his predecessors, for instance, Trump proposes cutting the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which aids state prisons and county jails burdened by the unauthorized immigrant population.
Trump's proposal foresees selling half of the US emergency oil stockpile, created in 1975 after the Arab oil embargo caused fears of price spikes. "It's time the administration move on".
Overall, Trump's budget would cut the Department of Transportation's discretionary spending by almost 13 percent.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer says he can't recall in his 36 years in Congress any budget sent to the Congress with a "less realistic" chance of being enacted than the one President Donald Trump unveiled on Tuesday. His budget is titled, "The New Foundation for American Greatness".
Defense spending and border security would get significant boosts. The best evidence is that, on average, the program, a jointly financed federal-state program for the poor and disabled, does little if anything to improve physical health outcomes for beneficiaries. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. But "Congress has the power of the purse strings. And frankly it is really going to have a big impact on the parts of my state that were the biggest supporters for Donald Trump", she said. "It's important to adequately fund the critical programs and services many Americans, like my constituents in California's Central Valley, rely on every day".
"No amount of spin will stop voters from finding out where they stand", said Joshua Karp, with the Democratic-leaning advocacy group American Bridge. Many Congressional Republicans are already deeply skeptical, and without support from the administration it's dead on arrival.
When he accepted the Republican presidential nomination past year, Trump had said, "We're going to work with all of our students who are drowning in debt to take the pressure off these people just starting out in their adult lives". The program serves about 42 million people.More news: New cyber chaos appears to have been avoided, says Europol
"The president proposes, we dispose", said Sen. The budget also does not include the tax-reform plan the administration has touted, which most estimates figure would add more than $5 trillion to the budget. "How on earth are those farmers supposed to stay in business without crop insurance?".
"Based on what we know about this budget, the good news - the only good news - is that it was likely to be roundly rejected by members of both parties here in the Senate, just as the last budget was", Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., NY) said on the Senate floor.
While the budget itself will not become law, just as President Barack Obama's budgets did not become law, it shows what the priorities of the Trump administration are and is essentially his administration's wish list. "And the message is from the President to the Congress saying, 'Here's what my priorities are..."
The cuts, are in an effort to offset the loss in revenue from these tax cuts and increased military spending Trump is pushing for.
Funding for the State Department and US Agency for International Development would drop by about 32%, with broad cuts to programs focused on security, economic growth, humanitarian aid and disaster response, as well as in contributions to international organizations like the UN.
"Analytically, you do have to make hard choices", MacGuineas said. "A lot of Benghazis in the making if we actually implemented the State Department cuts".
McConnell also praised the plan for "building on the progress" made earlier this month is a 2017 spending plan that made down payments of Trump proposals to boost defense and border security.
Without the juiced-up growth projections, Trump's plan would be nearly $500 billion in the red instead of sporting a small surplus in 2027, the target year. "That's nowhere to be found in this budget". This budget would be the first to bar a specific provider, according to Planned Parenthood. "I think that is ill-advised personally", Cole told reporters. "The last thing we should be doing is stacking the deck even more in their favor". Other spending cuts include $143 billion from changes to student-loan programs, $63 billion in reduced retirement benefits for federal employees, and $38 billion to curb certain farm subsidies. Republicans have long said that regulations and regulatory agencies prevent markets and industries from flourishing.