Even though the plan relies heavily on Treasury forecasts for economic growth of 3 per cent over several years - something many economists say is unrealistic given the current expansion is nearing a record stretch without recession - it still foresees additional annual deficits of $US1.1 trillion over three years.
Russ Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, touted that the budget has "more spending reductions proposed than any administration in history". It was immediately panned by Democrats, who control the House of Representatives and blocked Trump's push for border wall funding in a standoff that led a year ago to a five-week partial federal government shutdown.
Trump's spending plan also requires colleges and universities "to share a portion of the financial responsibility associated with federal student loans"; allocates $80 billion for veterans - a 10 percent boost from fiscal 2019; and provides investments "in the capabilities and domains critical to future conflicts", including space, artificial intelligence, and hypersonics. "And the White House is the wild card", he said. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, said the budget is "not a serious proposal".
"Congress refused to fund his wall and he was forced to admit defeat and reopen the government". With Pentagon officials and private researchers talking up the supposed threat of China and Russian Federation, the budget promises to fund "strategic competition" with the two burgeoning superpowers, as well as efforts to deter North Korea and Iran and counter worldwide terrorism. The president has resisted big, bipartisan budget deals that break the caps - threatening to veto one previous year - but Congress will need to find agreement on spending levels to avoid another federal shutdown in the fall.
That's 6 percent more than he's gotten from Congress for the past two years, and well more than the $5 billion he originally demanded. The budget contains a number of controversial provisions, most conspicuous of which is a request for $8.6 billion in funding for construction of Trump's border wall. But House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., and House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., have called it "a giant OCO gimmick to prop up defense spending".
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Some Democrats wanted to include language condemning other forms of bigotry and expressed concerns about singling out Omar. Host Sandra Smith played a clip of President Donald Trump's labeling the Democrats an anti-Israel and anti-Jewish party.
Despite no chance of Democrats approving the $8.6 billion, Trump is trying to send a political message that he intends to step up fighting for the promised wall.
Trump's budget, which tops out at $4.75 trillion, will now go to Congress, where Democrats have already said it won't pass. Baker said he had just met recently with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, who touted his support for the program. "The same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again", said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY.
The border wall remains a signature issue for the president, even though Congress refuses to give him more money for it. But that was only one-fourth of what the president had asked for to build part of the wall, so he declared a national emergency in an attempt to acquire more funding.
Congress also will challenge the idea that the 2020 budget top line is growing while the USA military presence in Afghanistan and Syria is shrinking, noted Travis Sharp, of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
The budget would arrive as the Senate readies to vote this week to terminate Trump's national emergency declaration.
'Long term policy projections indicate that the proposals in this Budget would put us on track to reach balance by 2034, ' the White House said in its talking points. Trump could simply redirect funds again, and again, and again, depending on whether he wins re-election and Congress falls short of overturning vetoes on nullifying bills such as the one coming to the Senate this week.