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Trump Proposes $4.7 Trillion Budget for 2020

Headline Roundup March 11th, 2019

President Trump proposed a $4.7 trillion budget for fiscal year 2020, which includes significant cuts to domestic programs, as well as increased military spending and $8.6 billion for a border wall.

Trump Proposes $4.7 Trillion Budget for 2020

From the Center
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The Trump administration on Monday proposed a $4.7 trillion budget that would sharply reduce spending on safety-net and discretionary programs, while effectively exempting the Pentagon from strict funding caps set to take effect in fiscal year 2020.

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From the Left
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President Trump, undaunted by perhaps the most bruising legislative defeat of his tenure, plans to kick off a fresh effort on Monday to pressure Congress to pay for a wall along the southwestern border, most likely setting up another showdown with Democrats who have vowed to block his signature project.

Mr. Trump, who failed to extract even a single extra dollar for his wall during a winter battle that shut down parts of the federal government for a record 35 days, will request $8.6 billion in the annual budget proposal,...

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From the Right
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President Trump on Monday proposed a fiscal year 2020 budget plan that would boost federal funding for a handful of favored agencies, but cut most others in a bid to slow the rate of growth of the federal government.

Trump proposed increases for the Departments of Commerce (up 9.3 percent), Defense (up 5 percent), Homeland Security (up 7.8 percent), and Veterans Affairs (up 7.5 percent), as well as NASA and the Small Business Administration.

Others see much more dramatic cuts, according to the budget the House Democrats have already said...

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