Manchin calls proposed Trump budget “alarming”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) sees lots of room for improvement in President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget, a proposal that, in Manchin’s view, takes a “slash and burn” type of an approach and “lacks compassion.”
“It’s alarming to us,” Manchin said of the budget, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” during a Tuesday conference call with reporters. “It’s just unbelievable.”
On Tuesday, the White House released the Trump Administration’s budget which covered 1,200 pages and included increased spending for infrastructure, defense, and border security, as promised in a March outline.
Additional spending in those areas is made up with projected economic growth and reductions in non-defense domestic costs for the environment, education, low-income assistance, and transportation, among others.