Capitol Hill Republicans not on board with Trump budget


"The Trump Administration's budget blueprint begins the much-needed work of making major cuts in agencies like the EPA", McIntosh said.

Though the governor has also expressed reservations over the House GOP's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Baker said most of the funding changes from ACA repeal would not hit MA until 2019 or 2020, while an on-time federal budget would kick in starting in October.

President Donald Trump presented a radically different budget blueprint to Congress on Thursday. "The better process, the better function is exactly what we're trying to do now, which is to encourage people and enable them to buy a policy they want and can afford".

"He wants more money for border enforcement". Environmental programs. Under the budget plan released by the White House on Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency would take a bigger percentage hit than any other cabinet-level department: Its funding would be slashed by nearly a third.

Mulvaney also said the estimates focus on what it costs to buy health insurance coverage, but when it comes to being able to go to the doctor, he said, "the real question is when you get sick, will you be able to get care".

"President Trump is not making anyone more secure with a budget that hollows out our economy and endangers working families", Pelosi said in a statement.

As we've noted before, federal education spending provides a small fraction of the resources spent on public schools and colleges in the U.S. For example, the Education Department's entire budget for 2017 was $69.4 billion.

And it's going to hit us locally in our day to day doings. Trump's proposed budget would cut the Environmental Protection Agency budget by 31 percent - almost one-third - and eliminate more than 3,200 jobs.

Mulvaney said Trump's proposed budget increases spending on his priorities without adding to the deficit.

"This budget will make America a lean, mean fighting machine with bulging, rippling muscles and not an ounce of fat". Although both the Senate and House of Representatives are controlled by Trump's fellow Republicans, Congress holds the federal purse strings and seldom approves presidents' budget plans. Beaton said his office receives roughly $65 million from the federal government. "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 only thing that does is Trump finding a way to justify the largest budget-cuts since the Second World War, as well as building his "wall" between Mexico and the US. "He thinks they overreach, and the budget reflects that". But although many see these cuts as draconian, they still don't come close to fixing the country's budget problem.

Only four times since 1960 has the United States managed to post a balanced federal budget, and that was 1998-2001, at the tail end of the Clinton administration when Congress and the president made a joint commitment to fiscal discipline.