Trump’s ‘hard-power budget’ slashes State Department funding and has already been called a ‘disaster’ by the GOP.
Trump’s first budget proposal – which he named ‘America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again’ would cut the funding of the Environmental Protection Agency 31 percent – the State Department 28 percent and the Department of Health and Human Services 17.9 percent.
In total Trump’s budget strips funding from more than 18 federal agencies.
The administration also proposed completely axing federal support for the Legal Services Corp. – the Corporation for Public Broadcasting – the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program – which funds anti-poverty programs nationwide – would also be eliminated.