Trump Signs Bill to Cut Budget for 180 Federal Agencies
Mar 16 2017 by Joshua Bennett
The OCO account is not subject to budget caps, so Congress has in recent years used it to pay for items generally considered part of the base budget, such as more equipment. The White House, which is still looking at proposals from government contractors, seems to be buying time - asking for some funding first while it decides how to build.
Agency refers to federal departments and smaller agencies, such as the Department of Defense or the Environmental Protection Agency.
The budget proposal includes the $54 billion boost for the military to finance combat operations overseas. "There will be more money on defence, United States dollars 54 billion".
"One is that as time goes by, there will be fewer military conflicts that the USA will be directly engaged in; and second, that as we become more effective in our aid programs, that we will also be attracting resources from other countries, allies, and other sources as well to contribute in our development aid and our disaster assistance", he said.
"This is a budget blueprint", he warned. What's cut from them will go to the military to foot Trump's $54bn defence buildup. The Navy would purchase more destroyers while commence construction of three nuclear-powered attack submarines per year rather than two.
Brooks and other members of the Freedom Caucus are among the most vocal critics of the legislation backed by the White House to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare plan, known as Obamacare.
The share of world military expenditure of the 15 states with the highest expenditure in 2015. Foreign aid programs-which come under the remit of the State Department-are likely to lose a big chunk of money, too, despite their role in national security.
Mulvaney said that the $1.5 billion would be coming from the USA treasury and not Mexico, unlike what Trump said during the campaign. Another request to fund the wall will be made in the 2018 version of the budget, he said. Referred to as a "skinny budget", Trump's plan isn't expected to go into the finer details of his spending intentions. The Department of Health and Human Services will also see a massive 18 percent cut.
The government ran a $587 billion deficit past year that required it to borrow 15 cents of every dollar it spent.
Losers under Trump's plan clearly outweigh the winners, with the US economy as the biggest loser.
It was not immediately clear what programs would benefit from the defense funding boost. And it eliminates $5.8bn from the National Institutes of Health, which carries out biomedical and health research. "So you've seen money move from soft power programs such as foreign aid into more hard power programs". Department heads will submit their proposals to Trump in six months. The entire budget will be presented in May. On one hand, older Americans who depend on entitlement programs would be protected since Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid would not be touched and their economic security remains intact.
Some of the most politically sensitive domestic programs would be spared, including food aid for pregnant women and their children, housing vouchers for the poor, aid for special education and school districts for the poor, and federal aid to historically black colleges and universities. The president has requested $9.3 billion, just a fraction more than this year's spending level.
Steve Bell, a former top Senate budget staffer, said the federal deficit is projected to grow over the next several years - the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is predicting the debt could grow almost $10 trillion over the next decade - which could cause those fiscal conservatives to revolt when it comes time to vote on their party's budget blueprint or spending bills.