Trump Seeks $2.5B Cut For DOL Budget

President Trump speaks before signing the order about reorganizing the executive branch March 13

President Trump speaks before signing the order about reorganizing the executive branch March 13

That same reporter asked Mulvaney if the White House had considered the "impact on property values".

Defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin Corp. are likely to benefit from the additional F-35 fighter jets Trump wants to buy, and Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.'s shipbuilding business may grow as the Navy adds more vessels.

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Predictably, Democrats denounced the proposed steep cuts to spending on domestic programs. That number is nearly equivalent to what Russian Federation spends in total on its national defense.

Building a wall on the US-Mexico border to stop the influx of refugees and undocumented migrants coming from Central and Latin America was a hallmark of Trump's presidential campaign. But included in the highlighted news reports was a parody piece by Washington Post humor columnist Alexandra Petri that blasts Trump's budget.

"A government that does not invest in her people does not put America first". President Trump's drastic cuts to the State Department and vital diplomacy and humanitarian efforts like the McGovern-Dole worldwide school feeding program is a risky step backward that weakens our role as a global leader. When we talked about science and climate change, let's deal with them separately.

The Association of American Medical Colleges noted in a statement that medical research can't be "turned on and off like a faucet".

April the pregnant giraffe's calf doing 'cartwheels'
"Keepers have noted a calming down of the calf and April carrying everything a bit towards the rear", the zoo wrote in an update. A giraffe calf, born June 21, roams the enclosure at Brookfield Zoo on July 2, 2013 in Brookfield, Illinois.

Even Republican members of Congress from districts where Trump dominates the vote say spending cuts will hurt their constituents and they are sure the budget will never pass.

But the real story here is the cataclysmic effect Trump's dystopian budget will have on the lives of ordinary Americans.

Yet research from Brown University's Kali Thomas shows that Meals on Wheels helps keep elderly people safely in their homes and out of crushingly expensive institutions, resulting in significant savings for most state governments. Our Budget Blueprint insists on $54 billion in reductions to non-Defense programs.

Nurses came out in force against the budget cuts. However, the recipe of what has truly made America great over time has been its ability to prioritize effectively various policies, including security, in order to serve all Americans and provide for a more prosperous future that considers a wide array of current and emerging issues. Forty-one states have unacceptable levels of lead in their drinking water. Two-thirds of American roads are in "less than good" condition, almost half of Americans lack access to basic mass transit, and USA infrastructure lags far behind that of other Western countries.

The reasoning behind President Trump's "America First" budget proposal, unveiled earlier Thursday, continues to astound and infuriate onlookers. Precious little. numerous proposed cuts would make their lives decidedly worse.

The budget also calls for the creation of a new "Federal Emergency Response Fund" that would be created to "rapidly respond to public health outbreaks", such as Zika. "Women are sorely underrepresented in some of the higher-paying fields for which we really need training to access", said Anna Chu, the vice president for income security and education at the National Women's Law Center, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.

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