By Dina Ellis and Casey Miller on May 30, 2017
Posted in Weekly Update
On May 23rd, President Trump released his budget, which will serve as the starting point for negotiations with Congress. The budget proposal slashes social programs by more than $1T over 10 years, which includes large cuts to Medicaid, food stamps, and welfare programs. Domestic discretionary spending would be capped at $429B per year, below 2004 levels, while military spending would rise to $722B per year.