Every government agency is expected to see a decrease in their budgets ranging from 1 percent to 31 percent – or be eliminated all together. The White House did not respond to Romper’s request for comment regarding how these cuts will affect children.
“America First“, in Trump’s eyes, seems interchangeable with “Earth Last”.
We listed a few of the science initiatives that could be impacted based on the information found in the President’s plan.
We’re not balancing the budget here. DOD will receive $639 billion under the proposal, a $52 billion increase. He has proposed cutting $6 billion – or 13 percent – from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provides aid to more than 4 million families. “We’re $20 trillion in debt”.
The budget’s targets include some programs, like the NIH, that have enjoyed broad bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress. We’re going to spend a lot of money, but we’re not going to spend it on programs that can not show that they actually deliver the promises they made to people. “The more that we put into the State Department’s diplomacy, hopefully the less we have to put into a military budget as we deal with the outcome of an apparent American withdrawal from the worldwide scene”. Bertolette cited a program in MI that was facing a potential 30 percent cut in funding- enough to prevent them from providing future services.
The administration is proposing a 28 percent cut in State Department funding, lower than the 37 percent cut floated by the White House in late February and panned by some congressional Republicans.
The US is expected to spend more than Dollars 40 billion on foreign aid in the current fiscal year, with about 60 percent of that for economic and development assistance and 40 percent on security, a media report said. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain criticised Trump in a 16 March statement, calling the $603 billion topline proposal insufficient to rebuild America’s military.
The $1.1 trillion spending plan includes “big league” winners, like the USA military, which gets a 10 percent boost, the Nuclear Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs.
Democrats have spoken out against the budget they say would devastate the work done by agencies like the EPA. Sen.
Many budget proposals by American presidents are declared “dead on arrival“.
Over President Donald Trump’s first 100 days, we’re asking him questions that our audience wants answers to. This budget is really a slap in the face of the future.
Trump also wants to cut some of NASA’s Earth-monitoring programs, which provide essential data on the planet’s changing climate. A number of programs that seek to aid low-income Americans and minorities, such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Community Development Block Grant program, are also on the chopping block. “We’ll have a full hearing about how priorities will be met”, Mr. Ryan said.
“We are going to do more with less, and make the government lean and accountable to the people”, President Donald Trump wrote in a note accompanying the plan.
Social programmes such as Social Security and Medicare account for the majority of America’s federal government costs.
For the PBS NewsHour, I’m John Yang at the White House.