Donald Trump budget cuts: The 19 government agencies President plans to completely eliminate funding for

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Donald Trump's administration has released a preliminary 2018 budget proposal, which details many of the changes the President wants to make to the federal government’s spending.

The proposal covers only discretionary, not mandatory, spending.

To pay for an increase in defence spending, a down payment on the border wall and school voucher programmes, among other things, funding was cut from the discretionary budgets of other executive departments and agencies.

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The Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department and the Agriculture Department took the hardest hits. The proposal also eliminates funding for these 19 agencies:

African Development Foundation

Appalachian Regional Commission

Chemical Safety Board

Corporation for National and Community Service

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Delta Regional Authority

Denali Commission

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Inter-American Foundation

US Trade and Development Agency

Legal Services Corporation

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation

Northern Border Regional Commission

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

US Institute of Peace

US Interagency Council on Homelessness

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Discretionary spending limits, addressed by this proposal, are set by congressional budget resolutions. Congress typically makes changes to the president’s proposal — last year, lawmakers disregarded Obama’s budget altogether. Mandatory spending, by contrast, is set by other laws and is often determined by the size of the benefit and the eligible population.

Washington Post

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