Febrero 19, 2018

White House Budget Director Grilled Over 2019 Fiscal Budget

15 Febrero 2018, 09:24 | Crisanna Felipe

Donald Trump donates $137000 of his salary to build new US infrastructure

President Trump Set To Unveil $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

"Thank you to President Trump for his commitment to investing in America's infrastructure", Ricketts said after attending a roundtable held by the president at the White House. He said the White House hasn't yet budgeted for the parade and would either rely on Congress to appropriate funds, or use money that already has been approved. In the two-year spending pact Congress passed last week and Trump signed into law, legislators allocated an additional $2 billion dollars for HUD over the current spending levels.

"It is utterly astounding that just six weeks after slashing taxes on the wealthy and biggest corporations, creating a huge deficit, the president asks older Americans and middle-class Americans to make up the difference by slashing Medicare and Medicaid", Schumer said in a statement on Monday.

The White House views ACA repeal as an opportunity to reduce the necessary operating budget for HHS by $303 billion from FY 2019 to FY 2028. But his budget does the exact opposite of what Trump pledged to the American people.

Trump also proposed billions of dollars in cuts a year ago, prompting strong objections from congressional Democrats and many Republicans, who argued that so-called soft power spending on foreign relations and development was an important component of national security.

"The proposal fits into President Donald Trump's broader plan to boost US oil and gas development by slashing red tape, something that has cheered industry but raised concerns among environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers". The president's budget proposes a 25% cut from the CDC's programs aimed at addressing chronic disease, a 50% reduction in the agency's public health preparedness and response programs, and a 40% cut to the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Republican Congressman Ed Royce, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, while welcoming some reforms in overseas development finance, protested against the proposed cuts to the State Department budget. This includes his vaunted $200 billion infrastructure plan, the one he promised in his State of the Union address would "build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways across our land".

Modernizing and repairing the nation's transportation infrastructure is critical for USA chemical companies, which rely on highways, railroads, and ports to deliver their products to customers.

Critics, including the Center for American Progress, say the president's plan is a " line the pockets of corporate polluters".

Well, it was the remarkable moment of Mulvaney's hearing, which is basically a Capitol Hill ritual day after the presidential budget request's launched.

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