Trump’s Big League Conservative Budget Request

Washington — This morning, President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled the outlines of an America First Budget. The administration’s budget request calls for roughly a 10 percent overall reduction in non-defense discretionary spending for the upcoming FY 2018 budget year, which would pay for a $54 billion increase in defense spending.  Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“Budgets are all about vision and prioritization, and there is a lot for conservatives to like in President Trump’s budget request. It envisions a smaller, more efficient federal government that will begin focusing on core functions while ensuring Americans remain safe and secure. Unfortunately, key Republican lawmakers preemptively dismissed the president’s budget request last month. President Trump must not allow parochial concerns and Washington norms to stymie his effort to drain the swamp and put America first and make America great again.”

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