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President Trump's First Budget Cuts Spending Across Several Federal Agencies, Increases In Few

Mar 17, 2017

[From Yahoo News]

President Donald Trump's administration released its first budget on Thursday that proposes to slash spending and shrink several key federal agencies, while vastly increasing defense and homeland security.

The Environmental Protection Agency, led by Scott Pruitt, would be the hardest hit, standing to see a 31% reduction in discretionary spending if the budget passes. The State Department follows in a close second with a 29% proposed reduction.

The biggest winner in the new budget would be the Department of Defense, which stands to see a 10% spending increase, amounting to about $54 billion. The Department of Homeland Security comes in a close second, with a 7% increase.

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