Trump expected to seek $8.6B for border wall in new budget
Trump expected to seek $8.6B for border wall in new budget
Pelosi, Schumer threaten another gov't shutdown over President Trump's request for border wall funds
13 March, 2019, 15:28
However, with his demand for funds for the border wall he wants, Trump has shown-with the longest federal shutdown on record and then his unilateral declaration of a "state of emergency"-that he is willing to go beyond what past presidents might have felt appropriate in order to achieve his budget and spending priorities".
Economists are calling for far slower growth than the Trump budget's rosy predictions. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called his cuts "cruel and shortsighted ... a roadmap to a sicker, weaker America". She said it would cut $1.5 trillion from Medicaid and $845 billion from Medicare over 10 years.
Chad Lord, policy director for the Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition expressed dismay about the proposed cut, but noted that throughout Trump's presidency, Congress has "refused to cut federal Great Lakes programs that are producing results in communities across the region". "Instead of investing in OH communities so they can grow and create jobs, President Trump is asking Ohioans to pay for tax cuts for millionaires by gutting Great Lakes programs and eliminating economic development efforts". This budget projects trillion dollar deficits for four straight years, and it would not balance for at least 15 years, embracing the deficits and debt that President Trump and Republicans have exploded with their GOP tax scam.
Presidential budget proposals rarely make it into law as is, as Congress usually puts its stamp on federal spending.
A good example of this can be seen in the portion of Trump's budget proposal dealing with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Kamala D. Harris of California, criticized Mr. Trump's proposal on Twitter: "This would hurt our seniors and is yet another piece of evidence for why we need a new president".
"In spite of all that criticism, they're just continuing on that path", said Aviva Aron-Dine, vice president for health policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. "Taxpayers First", Trump's was panned by some fiscal watchdogs as more piling on of debt by Trump with no course correction in sight.
"President Trump has somehow managed to produce a budget request even more untethered from reality than his past two", said Democratic Representative Nita Lowey, chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee.
The most ambitious part of the proposal doesn't relate to the border wall at all.
The Trump administration included a 5% boost in defense spending in its third budget, the largest in history - along with request for $8.6 billion to build a wall along the Mexico border. Under the budget, Medicare spending would be reduced by an estimated $800 billion over 10 years.
Activity seen at missile plant near Pyongyang He said Washington was keen to resume talks as soon as possible, but North Korea's negotiators needed to be given more latitude. It comes after reports earlier this week that North Korea's main rocket launch site at Sohae had been rebuilt.
"Dangerous", not serious, a "sham", they said. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called it an "Alice in Wonderland document".
Read the full budget plan here. The budget dangerously exploits the "Overseas Contingency Operations" account, created to fund active engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan, as a workaround to fund base defense needs.
The budget slashes $2 trillion from health care spending, while trying to collect $100 million in new fees from the electronic cigarette industry to help combat a surge in underage vaping. And the budget touts the ramp-up of nuclear funds to begin a planned $1 trillion-plus renewed commitment to US nuclear weapons capacity.
A senior administration official told reporters the budget would cut US aid to foreign countries by $13 billion. Congress turned down both previous proposals.
Trump's budget would impose mandatory work-requirements for millions of people who receive welfare assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid and housing programs.
Under Trump's proposal, the budget deficit is projected to hit $1.1 trillion next year - the highest in a decade.
By refusing to raise the budget caps, Trump is signaling a fight ahead.
But Vought says it's time to break with congressional practices of the past.
To circumvent Congress, Trump declared a national emergency at the border last month as a way to access funding. One outside Trump adviser said the president is not that anxious that legislation undoing his February 15 emergency declaration will nearly certainly pass the Senate this week with at least some Republican votes. Congress appears to have enough votes to reject Trump's declaration, but not to overturn his pledged veto of their action.
Brown met with team officials two weeks later and the sides agreed a trade would be the best solution for all involved. Brown even specifically said, "I don't take any blame", referring to his pending exit from the Steelers.
In what Islamabad described as retaliation to India's airstrike operation - prompted by the JEM terrorist attack on Valentine's Day - Islamabad shot down a warplane and detained the pilot last Wednesday.
For me, after five years, it was the first time that we're going to face this situation and for the players and team this was new. Sometimes the stadium wasn't full because the maximum on the capacity. "I expect to play at the new stadium", he said.
A clearance may develop over more northern counties during the afternoon, but the rain looks likely to continue further south. Strong winds are expected which has caused a yellow warning to be put in place for today and Thursday by the Met Office.
Given that Bell undoubtedly is eyeing a lofty contract himself, one has to wonder just how much Oakland would be willing to spend. That means 2018 first-round pick Kolton Miller will slide to the right side with Brandon Parker heading into a reserve role.
Wade and Robson alongside their families, speak of their admiration for Jackson and how the singer became very close to them. The museum has previously released renderings of the building's design, featuring an image of Jackson on the exterior.
Trump did not immediately provide evidence of Cohen's attempt to secure a pardon or reveal when the alleged request was made. He did not say what the new documents related to and declined to comment on the substance of Cohen's testimony.
Kelly claimed that The Clarys approached him numerous times with requests to finance business opportunities for their family. Both girls continued the interview, and claim their parents willingly left the in the hands of R.
Super Bowl 52 MVP Nick Foles is reportedly leaving the Philadelphia Eagles and heading south to join the Jacksonville Jaguars . Foles, 30, was drafted by the Eagles in the third round of the 2012 National Football League draft.
Kevin O'Donnell of Fox13 reports that releasing Jackson gives Tampa Bay an additional $10 million in cap space. At 32-years-old, Jackson is still a burner, on the field and of holes in the pockets of the Buccaneers .
Islamabad also plans to lodge a complaint against India at the United Nations , accusing New Delhi of "eco-terrorism". Islamabad also captured an Indian Air Force pilot after a February 27 dogfight between the two air forces.
Nvidia believed mulling Mellanox bid
Nvidia is set to acquire data center chipmaker Mellanox for around $7bn after reportedly outbidding Intel , accounts have claimed. Nvidia's rivalry with Intel hits a new stage.
Daylight-saving time to see clocks set 1-hour ahead
Daylight Saving Time was enacted in the U.S.in 1918 as a way of conserving energy to support the military and the war effort. Premier John Horgan has said more people ask him about abolishing the time change than they do on any other issue.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are engaged
Rodriguez reportedly proposed to Lopez on Saturday during their vacation in the Bahamas, according to People . Rodriguez, a former New York Yankees player, has been married once before.
VR comes to Nintendo Switch
Two expansion sets, comprising the Elephant, Camera, Bird and Wind Pedal Toy-Con projects, will also be available for $19.99 each. Nintendo Labo kits consist of pre-made cardboard cutouts that gamers must assemble in order to experience the product's software.
Seven family members among 23 killed
First responders walk through a neighborhood heavily damaged by a tornado the day before in Beauregard, Ala., on Monday. The agreement was outlined in President Trump's major disaster declaration, which Ivey requested earlier this week.