White House Releases Trump Budget With Deep Cuts To Health Programs

The White House on Tuesday unveiled Trump’s first full budget. The $4.1 trillion plan includes steep cuts to Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, social services for the low-income and disabled, most federal agencies, farm subsidies, federal pension benefits, college loans, highway funds, medical research, and foreign aid, paired with billions more for the Pentagon, Veterans Affairs Department, Homeland Security, and a new parental-leave plan. Congress will have to sign on for Trump’s budget to become reality, and it also presumes that Congress passes the House GOP health-care bill. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney will start trying to sell the plan to the House and Senate budget committees on Wednesday and Thursday.