Wednesday, May 24, 2017
President Trump's first budget proposal
President Trump's first full budget proposal lands on lawmakers' desks, with a proposed $3.6T in spending cuts over the next decade. Congress will still be allowed to spend $4.1T in 2018, including a big boost to defense, border security and infrastructure, while cutting Medicaid, food stamps and other social programs. The plan also calls for selling half of the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve and permitting drilling in the Alaska refuge.