He’s not proposing a repeal of the spending caps established by the Budget Control Act, only a modification – raising the defense number and cutting the domestic number by a similar amount. It is the cornerstone of preparedness and prevention against terrorist threats, and enables us to do what we can do to keep the city secure, ‘ the New York Daily News reported.
“I’ve been on the Hill enough to know that some of these would be very unpopular”, he said.
Trump won a dominant 63 per cent of the vote in the region, besting Democrat Hillary Clinton by nearly two-to-one.
Cantwell said the cut could help encourage more first-time home-ownership in higher-priced markets such as Seattle, saving some home buyers an average of $500 per year.
It’s easy to say in the abstract that you will cut foreign aid, but which countries specifically is Trump going to “right-size?”
The Energy Department’s Office of Science would see its $5 billion budget cut by almost 20 percent, while the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy would see its $300 million budget zeroed out.
As part of the department’s plans to increase investments in school choice programs – a signature element of the president’s campaign agenda – the department’s 2018 budget includes a $168 million increase for charter schools and $250 million for a new private school choice program. Asked how much, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said simply: “A lot”. “I truly believe we can solve our mandatory spending problem without harming those now dependent on these programs, and I have offered numerous legislative proposals toward that end”.
“Unfortunately, the administration’s budget request is not enough to fix that damage and to rebuild the military as the president has discussed”.
The budget blueprint still has to go through a long review process that includes input from Congress, but science advocates are already voicing concern. “This pretty much eliminates that possibility in terms of the help coming from the federal government”.
The proposed budget also would eliminate anticipated funding for seven future transit lines Washington state – including the light-rail corridor from Lynnwood to Northgate.
DAN PRUETT: I can’t understand why something like that would be cut.
The report from the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation states, “A hypothetical drop of $20 million in federal research funding to the region would result in roughly 180 lost jobs and $16 million in lost wages for San Diego’s labor force”.
The United States has spent about $12 billion since fall 2014 bombing ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, but Mr Trump wants to increase the number of air strikes and possibly put more USA forces on the ground.
Rep. Derek Kilmer called the plan “irresponsible and unserious”, saying that 3,200 people who work in the region’s shellfish industry would be hurt by cuts to Puget Sound funding and clean water programs. The U.S. also has voluntarily funded other United Nations programs, such as children’s fund UNICEF and the World Food Program, by billions of dollars. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander – usually effusive about the Trump administration – had measured words Thursday. “We are hopeful that our elected officials in the House and Senate who have supported and advocated for these programs over the years will be successful in maintaining them as they of course recognize their value”. Olivia Golden runs CLASP, the Center for Law and Social Policy.
The safety and security of America is vital.
But other Republicans recoiled at the size of Trump’s cuts. Sen.