Federal health department would face a nearly 18% cut
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 20, 2017,
Mar 20, 2017, 9:41
"We hope Congress will follow suit, and that this is just the start of an ongoing effort to truly cut the size and scope of the federal government". Funding for historically black colleges and other minority-serving institutions would remain at current levels under the budget.
"The core of my first budget.is the rebuilding of our nation's military without adding to our federal deficit", Trump said. As for the essential air service program, which provides air transportation to communities considered "underserved", businesses and local governments should pay for the flights if they are so "essential".
He has repeatedly promised that Mexico would pay for the wall; however, critics say USA taxpayers will end up footing the bill.
Trump also proposes completely eliminating federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities. One informational source who is not inside the federal government but who has extensive contacts with the government, told Healthcare Informatics that OMB officials had prepared the budget without any consultation with anyone within CMS or ONC. Here is a background article from 2011, when Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives tried to kill the peace institute.
"It will prescribe drastic cuts in numerous programs and agencies that keep America safe, whether it's environmental programs, whether it is food safety, drug safety", said Kentucky Representative John Yarmuth. We know that Trump has called climate change science a hoax, but the budget brings that thought to reality.
Washington state Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee said the plan contained few specific details but that he had asked state agencies to review it to see how state services would be affected. The agency helps poor people find lawyers to resolve housing cases and navigate bankruptcy, and helps victims of domestic violence get protective court orders.
Presidential budgets must be approved by Congress, and they are always changed, sometimes significantly, in the process.
But what the press release of a budget document that came out of the White House last Thursday does demonstrate is the degree to which President Trump holds his employees in disdain. But as Trump's statement suggests, the proposed 10% increase in defense spending is about messaging strength, not necessarily using it, which is not an inherently bad thing. He's not proposing a repeal of the spending caps established by the Budget Control Act, only a modification - raising the defense number and cutting the domestic number by a similar amount. Target arts or public television or heating assistance for low-income Americans or affordable housing? The administration says the program is ineffective: A third of participants don't complete it, and only half of those who do complete it move into unsubsidized jobs.
DIRECTOR MULVANEY: Sure. A couple different messages.
School nutrition programs that provide free breakfast and lunch in general have always been shown to improve disadvantaged students' attendance and performance.