White House budget blueprint calls for $54B defense bump, domestic cuts

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The White House will send its initial budget guidance to federal agencies at noon today, outlining a $54 billion increase in defense spending and corresponding reductions to most non-security agencies.

An Office of Management and Budget official told reporters this morning that the Trump administration will be proposing a 10 percent increase in defense spending and funding bumps for national security-related efforts. But that will mean cuts to domestic programs as well as foreign aid.

“This budget expects the rest of the world to step up in some of the programs this country has been so generous in funding in the past,” the OMB official said.


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