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The first drafts of the budget trump: increase defence spending, reduce – on the environment

In the first budget of the new administration of the White house provides for an increase of funds allocated for defence, internal security and the deportation of illegal immigrants, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Including in the draft budget included a request for the allocation of 2.6 billion dollars for the design and construction of the wall on the border with Mexico. The Ministry of homeland security suggests that the construction of the wall will cost us taxpayers $ 21 billion.

On the other hand, the draft budget proposes significant reductions in the funding of such structures as the State Department and the Agency for environmental protection of the United States. The budget of these departments could be reduced by about 30%.

In addition to the budget cuts on the environment and foreign aid, administration trump intends to cut about 20 programs of the Ministry of education, including the funding of clubs and after-school care. Will also cut the funding programs of the Ministry of labour and the Ministry of housing. All of these programs are part of the social support weak populations.

The Ministry of agriculture could also lose 21% of its budget.

Despite the fact that Congress controls the Republican party, many moderate Republicans may oppose such proposed by the administration trump cuts as the reduction of subsidies to the heating of homes, water purification and so on.

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The first drafts of the budget trump: increase defence spending, reduce – on the environment 16.03.2017

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