NEW BUDGET CALLS FOR 10% DECREASE OF SPENDING IN NON-DEFENSE AGENCIES - February 28, 2017
Trumpís Budget Will Require 10 Percent Spending Cuts at Non-Defense Agencies
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The Trump administration will require $54 billion in cuts at non-national security federal agencies in its preliminary fiscal 2018 budget proposal, an Office of Management and Budget official said Monday. Nearly every domestic agency will shoulder a share of the reductions.
The spending decreases will offset an equal increase in spending at the Defense Department, which the official said will primarily be given to the Pentagon to spend as it sees fit. The proposed boost, which still must go through the congressional appropriations process, would represent about a 10 percent increase to the Defense budget. The White House will propose that foreign aid be cut to partially offset the new spending.