Mac Thornberry

Trump proposes $4.7 trillion budget with domestic cuts, $8.6 billion in wall funding

Trump proposes $4.7 trillion budget with domestic cuts, $8.6 billion in wall funding

President Donald Trump proposed a $4.7 trillion budget plan Monday that stands as a sharp challenge to Congress and the Democrats trying to unseat him in 2020, the first act in a multi-front struggle over the role of government that threatens to consume Washington for the next 18 months.

The plan would dramatically expand spending on programs and initiatives popular with Republicans, such as $750 billion in new defense spending and $8.6 billion for barriers on the Mexico border. At the same time, it would slash spending on Medicaid, food stamps, environmental protection, and a range of other programs that Democratic presidential candidates vowed to protect and expand.

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