Trump 2020 budget: Which department budgets would be cut
The Trump administration released its 2020 budget request on Monday, proposing major cuts to federal government spending. While the cuts are unlikely to become reality — Congress has rejected many of Trump’s previous requests — the budget is an important signal of the administration’s priorities and suggests a major funding fight in October.
In the document, Trump calls for large budget increases to defense and border security alongside substantial cuts to government benefits. Trump’s budget proposal for the last fiscal year similarly proposed increased defense spending and cuts to other departments. Congress did not act on many of his recommendations. The budget is likely to face even more of an uphill battle with Democrats now in control of the House.
Below are descriptions of the administration’s budget proposals for most major federal agencies. While mandatory spending programs — which account for over 60 percent of the federal budget — like Medicare and food stamps are discussed, the budget number does not include these programs.