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White House to Propose $54B Defense Spending Increase

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The White House is expected to release a ‘budget blueprint’ Monday afternoon, adding $54 billion in defense and security funding while cutting that amount from ‘lower priority programs’ across government agencies. ‘We’re going to do more with less,’ President Trump said Monday of the cuts to other departments. The budget blueprint marks the first step in what will be a lengthy negotiations process between the White House and Capitol Hill, with multiple rounds of discussions expected on the budget’s specifics. Don’t forget to tune in to MSNBC all day for updates and analysis.

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