The full version of March's abbreviated or "skinny" federal budget proposal was released this past Tuesday. Historically, presidential budgets rarely get approved in their entirety. It has become a Washington tradition to declare them dead on arrival, as it is ultimately up to Congress to determine federal spending.Still, given that the budget proposal reflects an administration's priorities, many people are interested in specifics because they can be an indication of future trends. Below is a list of articles that provide basic details on which programs have been slated for spending reductions and which have been marked for complete elimination.
A straightforward list from The Hill of the programs that President Trump's fiscal budget proposal would eliminate.
A post by Kevin Washburn, Regents Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico, on which programs would be affected by the proposed $300 million in cuts to the Interior Indian Affairs budget.
This PBS NewsHour article provides 2017 budget allocations, and FY 2018 skinny, and full budget recommendations for agencies in the science, health and technology arenas.
NPR chronicles proposed cuts in elementary, secondary, and higher education programs, and provides historical perspective on past presidential attempts to cut federal education funding.
In case you missed it, we recently posted a brief explanation of the steps in the federal budget process, with links to further resources and estimated timelines.
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