With the aim of “making government work again,” the Trump Administration in March unveiled a $1.1 trillion budget blueprint for discretionary spending over the next 18 months. Programs associated with defense and border security would see significant gains, while others would take a haircut or face elimination. Ultimately, the plan is a starting point—Congress will have a say in final spending plans.


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The Pentagon is slated for a 10 percent increase under Trump's proposal.

Winners and Losers in Trump's Cut-Filled Budget

The president's "skinny" budget still looks to trim lots of fat.

March 16 Leave a comment
President Trump met with his Cabinet on Monday prior to the release of his budget proposal.

Trump Budget Would Abolish 19 Agencies, Cut Thousands of Federal Jobs

State and EPA hit hardest; performance plan would “untie” managers’ hands.

March 16 Leave a comment
Three of the 10 programs were in the Education Department.

The 10 Largest Programs on Trump’s Chopping Block

Thousands of federal employees could see their jobs functions eliminated.

March 20 Leave a comment

How Much Would Your Agency Lose (or Gain) Under Trump's Budget?

Most non-defense agencies would see reductions under the president's proposal. The only question is the magnitude of the cuts.

March 16 Leave a comment
President Trump meets with business leaders in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building April 11 to discuss how to make government more efficient.

Trump Team Plans to Rebuild Government ‘Starting from Scratch’

White House taps agencies to begin reorganization.

April 11 Leave a comment
Mick Mulvaney arrives at the Capitol in March.

Trump Ends Federal Hiring Freeze, but Workforce Cuts Loom

In issuing guidance for reductions, OMB director tells feds not to focus on who will be fired.

April 11 Leave a comment

Lawmakers Introduce One-Week Stopgap Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Congress says it needs more time to finalize a longer-term deal; Democrats still have concerns.

April 27 Leave a comment

Congress Approves Shutdown-Averting Stopgap Spending Bill

Trump is expected to sign the CR to push the shutdown deadline to May 5.

April 28 Leave a comment
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