President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years. Leading Democrats immediately rejected the plan, signaling another bruising fight just weeks after a standoff that led to a 35-day partial government shutdown, the longest in USA history.
"I would just say that the whole issue of the wall and border security is of paramount importance", he said, adding that the United States should be "much tougher" and "have more constructive immigration policy", and that Trump is "going to stay with this wall".
Concerns over possible cuts to middle-class programs like Medicare and Social Security will be on full display on Tuesday when Trump's acting budget director Russell Vought heads to Capitol Hill to face questioning from House Democrats about the plan.
His budget reduces spending in Medicare, a federal health program for the elderly, by $845 billion over 10 years, from current law.
Trump on Monday called his plan a bold next step for a nation experiencing "an economic miracle". House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting Trump's plan as "cruel and shortsighted" and "a roadmap to a sicker, weaker America".
"These cuts in the Trump budget aren't a tightening of the belt". The national debt is $22 trillion.
What the budget proposal lacks s a projected balanced budget in ten years. The 2020 budget proposal would slash ED's budget by 10 percent at the program level or $8.5 billion, down to $62 billion. Newell explained, that most people in Washington are aware of how budget proposal work but explained that the president might lack the knowledge.
Despite the large projected deficits, Vought said the administration has "prioritized reining in reckless Washington spending" and shows "we can return to fiscal sanity".
Many onlookers believe the budget outlines the President's priorities for the 2020 campaign. She warned the debt load will lead to slower income growth and stalled opportunities for Americans.
Aides point to Trump's cautious embrace of a family medical leave policy pushed by his daughter, Ivanka Trump, as the sort of proposal Trump's team should spend more time developing ahead of 2020. At the end of 2018, a fight in Congress over funding the border wall resulted in the longest government shutdown in US history. The proposal would also build Trump's proposed Space Force, pour billions into modernizing American weapons systems, and moderately increases the USA military force size by about 7,700 servicemembers to 2,140,300 troops, including reservists and National Guard members. The $2.7 trillion in proposed reductions over the decade is higher than any administration in history, they say. They have little to no say in the courses they take.
The Education Department, however, is asking for a $60 million increase - up to $500 million - to support the expansion of charter schools, $50 million toward states' efforts to create weighted or student-centered funding formulas, and an increase from 3% to 5% for Direct Student Services set aside under Title I. One objective of this increase, Blew said, is to help students - particularly in rural areas - access higher-level courses like Advancement Placement classes that are not available in their local districts.
The budget request also includes $200 million for the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program, which would emphasize mentoring and teacher residency programs for beginning teachers.
In total, however, the budget seeks to cut $2.7 trillion in spending over 10 years. It provides money to fight opioid addiction and $291 million to "defeat the HIV/AIDS epidemic".
In a move which Senator Chuck Schumer of NY characterized as "a gut punch to the American middle class", Trump's budget would cut spending by five percent at every non-military government department.