The comments came after the release Thursday of President Donald Trump’s budget, a plan named “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”.
The White House is seeking budget cuts for almost every agency of the federal government, except for the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. “By not having individuals who are out there inspecting these facilities, polluters can do pretty much whatever they want to do”, Ali said.
The National Institutes of Health fund basic and applied research that drives innovation in medicine and related fields, and has helped support the growth of Wisconsin’s 30,000-worker life sciences sector.
“It’s not just bad for MA, it’s bad for the country”, Baker told Boston Public Radio on Thursday.
Public health, emergency preparedness and prevention programs: The budget said it will reform these key programs, including the addition of a new Federal Emergency Response Fund to rapidly respond to public health outbreaks, such as Zika. “This reminds me of those movie trailers that manage to cite only a single word from a review (“Extreme” -LA Times) in such a way that you wonder how the word was used in context”. “It’s what we might call a suggestion. It’s a commentary on their budget”, he said. Graham and others also will turn their attention to protecting funding for other valuable things like public television, scientific research and arts programs.
But it’s also because the blueprint the Trump administration issued on Thursday focuses on just one part of federal spending. CBO also projected the bill would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the coming decade, with most of the savings associated with reductions in Medicaid outlays and the elimination of ACA subsidies for nongroup health insurance.
“When we took your money from you to say, ‘Look, we’re going to go spend it on an after-school program, ‘ the way we justified it was, ‘These programs are going to help these kids do better at school and get better jobs, ‘” Mulvaney said.
What remains to be seen, however, is Trump’s plan for addressing the mandatory side of federal spending.
Trump proposed eliminating the LIHEAP program, dozens of others and almost 20 federal agencies to pay for a boost in defense spending, additional Border Patrol agents and work on a new barrier between the United States and Mexico. “So you have an “America First” candidate, you have an “America First” budget”. The budget he proposed last week, a clear reflection of his priorities, builds on the evidence that his supporters may have been duped.
Trump also campaigned on a plan to have Mexico pay for a wall at the US border. He did not discuss specifics, but said Trump would achieve improvements to cities through other initiatives such as promoting school choice. Alabama’s government could not cope with the changes that would be wrought by the president’s budget.
Cuts to federal employment would have an economic impact in Maryland, where some 300,000 residents – roughly 10 percent of the workforce – work for a civilian federal agency.