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The budget, titled “The New Foundation for American Greatness,” proposes $607 billion in defense discretionary spending and $560 billion in non-defense discretionary spending for fiscal 2018.
The 2018 budget proposes further non-defense discretionary cuts by 2 percent over the next 10 years to balance the budget by 2027. Non-defense agencies will find those savings as they embark on the administration’s plans to reorganize government and reduce the size of the federal workforce.
“Do I expect [Congress] to adopt this 100 percent, wholeheartedly without any change? Absolutely not,” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said. “But do I expect them to work with the administration on trying to figure out places where we’re on the same page? Absolutely.”
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