Trump's Proposed DOJ Budget Could Cut Civil Rights Funding

20 March, 2017, 02:21 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
  • Trump's Proposed DOJ Budget Could Cut Civil Rights Funding

"Those are the really, really big picture items that we won't know more about for a couple months".

Petri next pokes fun at various funding cuts actually suggested in Trump's first federal budget blueprint, which was released Thursday.

Almost 30 percent in cuts to the State Department includes a slashing of foreign aid - money the US uses to help other countries economically.

Mulvaney acknowledged that the budget would not be balanced in the upcoming 2018 fiscal year but said the administration wants to put the country on a path toward eventually wiping out annual deficits. But the budget also eliminates federal funding for efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes.

Twelve of the government's 15 Cabinet agencies would absorb cuts under the president's proposal.

Pruett says Meals on Wheels Central Texas gets one third of its funding from the government.

Nationally, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program alone represents $3.4 billion.

The American people elected me to fight for their priorities in Washington, D.C. and deliver on my promise to protect our Nation. "So we save the taxpayers money, no question about it". He said Trump's plan would create lower costs and give "more people the option to have health care". He says the government has spent billions of dollars with little to show for it. The federal debt now stands at $20 trillion.

"We're going to have insurance for everybody", Trump said in January.

Anti-poverty advocates insist there is evidence that not helping the poor will hurt in the long run. "And I can assure you that we did not write this budget with an eye toward what it would do to the value of your condo".

The Budget also details plans to make better use of data to identify poorly performing federal organisations and programmes; to streamline processes in recruitment, management, procurement and elsewhere; and to more effectively hold federal agencies accountable for improving performance.

That's the same argument anti-poverty groups will take to Capitol Hill. Midwest Republicans in Congress were upset with the Great Lakes program cut, while Democrats denounced the overall plan in stark language.

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In a recent report looking at the president's proposed budget and its cuts, the Associated Press took a look at how the blueprint could affect Trump voters. The Heritage Foundation's Blueprint for Balance budget proposal from February inspired parts of the Trump administration's budget, but also includes proposals to limit the parts of the budget that lie outside the Congressional budget process.

FESSLER: The city has a backlog of about $17 billion in needed repairs for its aging public housing stock.

Under Trump's plan, funding would disappear altogether for 19 independent agencies that count on federal money for public broadcasting, the arts and regional programs from Alaska to Appalachia.

The biggest cuts are to the EPA at 31 percent, and the State Department at 29 percent.

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