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.”

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, (D-W.Va.)

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.

 

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