Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget
Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget
27 May, 2017, 09:51
As with every federal budget, this week's proposal announced by the director of the office of management and budget Mick Mulvaney is simply the first step in what will be a protracted process.
"Here's what I'm happy about: We finally have a president who's willing to actually even balance the budget", Ryan told reporters. Mulvaney asked the bipartisan panel. "I don't think there's a person living in poverty today who wouldn't be affected by this budget".
President Trump's budget proposal would place an undue burden on Idaho's budget, as the state continues to dig out from the effects of the Great Recession.
The administration's Fiscal Year 2018 budget is titled "A New Foundation for American Greatness", but Mulvaney told lawmakers it could have had a different title: "We could have called it the "taxpayer first" budget".
Levi Russell, spokesman for Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group backed by billionaire Charles Koch, applauded Trump's call to balance the budget within 10 years, cut taxes and roll back regulations - moves he said would stimulate job growth.
"If you're on food stamps, and you're able-bodied, we need you to go to work", Mulvaney said.
Republican Representative Tom Cole, who represents an Oklahoma district that the Almanac of American Politics described as "countrified", predicted "Congress would look at some of those things differently" from the Trump administration's budget. "If we are so lucky to have continuous, steady growth, it's not likely to be at 3 percent or 4 percent or 5 percent".
Democrats charged that Trump's cuts would rip apart the social safety net.
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The security alert was later lifted. "The police will be the first to know", he said before Friday afternoon prayers. He said he is asking the Justice Department and other agencies to "launch a complete review of this matter".
Pramilla Jayapal of Washington told Mulvaney that cuts to food stamps, payments to the disabled, and other programs are "astonishing and frankly immoral".
Wednesday's projections will serve as starting points for Senate Republicans writing their own health care bill. "I am shocked that you could not provide one example of discrimination" that warrants federal intervention, Clark said.
"I wouldn't say these funds are not very helpful for these states and localities, but I would offer that it isn't as grim as you describe if we take it away", Kelly said, responding to criticism of the proposal by Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.
"We no longer want to measure compassion by the number of programs that we have or the number of people that are on those programs".
The lawmakers are unlikely to approve the draft budget, as many of them have said that they have their own priorities that do not necessarily coincide with those of the administration, but the text is seen as a confirmation of the president's ideas.
Mulvaney gave an unapologetic defense of Trump proposals to slash programs related to the environment, education, health care for the poor and foreign aid.
The changes to SNAP also include a work requirement that's not specific.
Mulvaney addressed cuts to Public Broadcasting Service, home to the widely-adored Sesame Street. "However, the proposed cuts to the United Nations outlined in the administration's budget request are highly problematic, as they would, if enacted, greatly undermine a range of peacekeeping operations and global health and humanitarian assistance programs that save lives and further USA interests". He said he needs a little help as he works to get back on his feed.
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Republicans barely hold a majority in the Senate - and may need 60 votes to pass some of the bill's provisions. The House Republican bill would also put in place tax credits for health insurance premiums based on age.
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