Trump budget chief defends plan in face of opposition

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Research, science, culture, education and the arts all face cuts under the budget.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who until months ago was embraced by conservatives for his relentless budget-slashing advocacy, returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday as the White House's chief spending-cut champion - and found both Republicans and Democrats challenging him. Aderholt said that program "is something we should be proud of" and eliminating it "runs entirely counter to the idea of buy American, hire American" that Trump has championed. He had to sell off half of his cattle heard, more than 100 animals, because he didn't have enough hay to feed them through the winter.

"These cuts that are being proposed are draconian". By the time they calculate the loss of benefits, taxes they'll have to pay and the cost of employment - such as child care and transportation - it's often not worth it.

Julia Lawless, a spokeswoman for Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), reaffirmed GOP support for the program in the Senate.

It is unclear if the Republican-controlled House and Senate will be able to pass a budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting on October 1.

But, women, in particular, would suffer a great deal if this budget passes.

How this increase is paid for between now and "a later date" - "offset by targeted reductions elsewhere" - is where Congress is likely to begin making changes.

. Trump's own base of political support also could be undermined.

Trump's budget is simply a proposal.

Programs that tend to benefit women would see an 8 percent decrease in spending, while programs that tend to benefit men would only see a 2 percent decrease. He added that the cuts "Would increase illness, death, risks to Americans, and health care costs".

"Look, I live in Appalachia", he said.

About 3.5 million beneficiaries are helped each year through "intensive, personalized" 50-minute sessions, Stacy Sanders, federal policy director for the center, told Bloomberg BNA. The budget takes $616 billion out of the planned expansion for Medicaid, $193 billion out of food stamps, and $143 billion from student financial aid. He was victorious in 991 of the 1,093 counties studied by the U.S. Census Bureau where the percentage of white households receiving food stamps exceeds the national average. Specifically, GOPers have already made clear that they have zero appetite for pursuing the spending cuts and program terminations recommended in the administration's budget proposal.

Groups working to educate Americans about vaccines first grew concerned about the federal government's commitment to some federal vaccine programs after reports that Trump and his team have repeatedly met with people who claim there's a connection between childhood vaccines and autism.

Liberal California would be hit hardest, with a 9.8 percent drop.

That 50-year-old federal-state partnership has brought improved highways, education and job-training opportunities to Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Missouri, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and other Appalachian states that Trump carried in the presidential election. And it's where those cuts are coming from that has some lawmakers anxious. Administration officials say that the limitation proposed in the budget would focus taxpayer money on families who need it the most. He suggests the budget's $191 billion cut to food assistance and $40 billion cut to public service loan forgiveness over the next decade are necessary sacrifices, but fails to mention that Trump's budget includes a $5.5 trillion tax cut that will mainly benefit the wealthy.

Mulvaney said that the White House did not have a "stated policy yet" on what Congress should do about the debt ceiling. "What it does is it perpetuates a myth that we can go out there and balance the budget without touching entitlements".

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