Trump Pushes for Deep Spending Cuts to Reduce Nation’s Mounting Debt

Trump plans to ask for another $8.6B to fund border wall: report

The budget arrives as the Senate readies to vote this week to terminate Trump's national emergency declaration.

Trump's light policy load is also a function of his increasingly strained relationship with Congress.

The pay raise request will be part of a $750 billion defense budget request for fiscal year 2020, $34 billion or a five percent increase over the fiscal year 2019 enacted level.

"For the past few years, no matter whether it was a Republican or Democratic-led administration, there have been attempts to cut or eliminate funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative", said a statement from Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

"Ohioans rely on Lake Erie for jobs, clean drinking water, and a place to enjoy with their families", said a statement from Brown. Any Trump administration efforts to minimize the Medicaid or Medicare programs, however, would assuredly be met with resistance from home-based care advocates and providers, many of whom are feeling financial pressures from a worsening labor crisis and lagging reimbursement levels. "Federal workers are the backbone of a functioning government, and they deserve better than what we've seen from this Administration". This would put the United States on track for a balanced budget by 2034.

The budget also confirms Trump's desire to create a "Space Force" with a 15 per cent jump in funds for space exploration, at Dollars 14.1 billion. Deficits would decline gradually over the coming decade, from $1.1 trillion in fiscal 2020 to $202 billion in fiscal 2029. Back when Trump still had that new president smell - and control of both Houses in Congress, ' tweeted Ben Corb, a spokesperson for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

This isn't the first time that Trump's lawmaking has predicted future hardships for the middle class.

"That's the president's perspective, which is always very informative, but it doesn't dictate what Congress does", Graves said when asked about the proposed cuts to DOE research offices.

Even some of the programs in Trump's budget that could be perceived as progressive are offset by other things. "We hope he learned his lesson", said the two top Democrats in Congress.

The proposed $2.7 trillion in cuts represents more spending reductions proposed than by any administration in history.
Patrick Leahy of Vermont, said the budget is "not a serious proposal". The Brook Park facility is playing a key role in the agency's Moon to Mars program, which aims to establish a permanent human presence on the moon and eventually send astronauts to Mars.

Trump also wants to redirect USD 5 billion from the Department of Homeland Security's budget, bringing the total amount devoted to his wall to USD 8.6 billion, or more than USD 12 billion if the requested 2019 funding reimbursement is included. The White House abides by the deficit law for nondefense discretionary programs, which would be cut by about 9 percent to meet a spending cap of $543 billion.

Mr. Trump also proposes new work requirements for working-age adult recipients of food stamps, federal housing support and Medicaid, a move the administration said would reduce spending on those programs by $327 billion over a decade.

"Just as a general matter, most Americans support the idea of expecting people receiving government assistance to do what they can to support themselves", said Matt Weidinger, a resident fellow at the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget who worked for Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee for decades.

While pushing down spending in some areas, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the proposal will seek to increase funding in others to align with the president's priorities, according to one official.

"It's not that Americans are taxed too little, it's that Washington spends too much", wrote Russ Vought, the president's acting budget director in a Fox News op-ed.

Presidential budgets tend to be seen as aspirational blueprints, rarely becoming enacted policy, and Trump's proposal for the new fiscal year, which begins October 1, sets up a showdown with Congress over priorities, especially as he reignites his push for money to build the U.S-Mexico border wall. "It's only now in our third budget that they're willing to have a conversation about the national debt".

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