Trump Releases Budget Blueprint, Proposes Cuts to Programs
President Trump released his budget blueprint on Thursday. Trump is looking for a $54 billion increase to the military budget. He wants to make that up by cutting other programs, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, State Department and Department of Urban Housing and Development. But Trump wants to increase Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice spending. He's also looking for more resources to fund the Mexico border wall and address violent crime and reduce opioid addiction.
Congress will make the final decision. Some lawmakers have voiced concerns with his plan, saying it caters to the rich, not the poor. Supporters say it's a good way of addressing government overspending. Trump's says his proposal means America will do more with less and make government accountable to the people.