White House 2018 Budget Calls for Privatization of Air Traffic Control

"You see reductions in many agencies as he tries to shrink the role of government, drive efficiencies, go after waste, duplicative programs", Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters Wednesday.

The White House included a parody article about their new budget blueprint in their daily roundup Friday.

The Trump administration's federal spending blueprint was issued in what is known as a "skinny" budget on Thursday, with additional details to be released when the comprehensive executive budget plan is offered later in the spring.

The administration says the budget "seeks to reduce or end direct funding for global organizations whose missions do not substantially advance US foreign policy interests, are duplicative or are not well-managed".

Baker said the NIH is a "key driver to all sort of discovery" that helps fuel academic research in MA and in the biopharmaceutical, medical device and other industries.

"It's not just bad for MA, it's bad for the country", Baker told Boston Public Radio on Thursday. He said he planned to reach out to the state's Congressional delegation and governors of other states with strong links to the NIH to formulate a strategy.

Before the two sides go to war over Trump's 2018 plan, they need to deal with more than $1.1 trillion in unfinished agency budgets for the current year.

"In fact, we wrote it using the president's own words", Mulvaney said. "It's what we might call a suggestion".

Members of Congress will have the final say on what 2018 budget is passed. The plan is officially named "America First-A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again", and it offers a first insight into the administration's plans for the future. She argues that Trump should have made deeper cuts-and should be planning cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his fuller, 10-year budget-to reduce "bloated" Washington spending and cut the "staggering" deficit. We can't spend money on programs just because they sound good.

Trump voters will be among those most affected by these cuts.

The preliminary document calls for massive spending reductions at the Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department, the Agricultural Department, and the Labor Department.

"When it comes to science, there are few winners in U.S. President Donald Trump's first budget proposal". "Trump's priorities don't match mine", Edwards said, "but I give him credit for the offsets he's proposed".

"The President's budget proposal puts cities across America and our residents last".

"I am disappointed that numerous reductions and eliminations proposed in the president's skinny budget are draconian, careless and counterproductive", said Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Democrats immediately condemned the budget request.

The federal government employs more than 2m civilians. Those investments would help boost the size of the USA military and its war machines, put a $2.6 billion down payment on construction of a Southern border wall, and fund a $4.4 billion investment to modernize healthcare for veterans.

  • Larry Hoffman