President Donald Trump proposed a $ 4.4 trillion state budget to Congress, which included the cost of building a border wall with Mexico and increasing military strength. But the proposed budget is expected to lead to a federal deficit of more than $ 1 trillion.
When announced Monday (12/2), White House officials acknowledged the likelihood of the proposed budget would pass into law. Only Congress is authorized to set a federal government budget. But the White House insisted the proposed budget sent an important message on President Trump's priority.
The budget proposal contained major cuts to domestic programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Food Stamps. But it still does not balance the federal budget, partly because of reduced state revenues due to last year's tax reduction.
The Democrats generally reject the proposal. The chairman of the minority fraction in the House, Nancy Pelosi called the proposal "a collection of false promises and exceptional brutal pruning."
In a meeting on infrastructure at the White House on Monday, Trump President said he hopes to spend more on country rather than abroad. [as]