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FEBRUARY 12, 2018
President's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
On Monday, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget of the United States Government. 
“As a nation, we face difficult times – challenged by a crumbling infrastructure, growing deficits, rogue nations, and irresponsible Washington spending. Through this budget proposal, it is clear that the President and this Administration are determined to reverse these trends, and ensure greater prosperity for the hard-working American taxpayer,” said Director Mulvaney. “Just like every American family, the Budget makes hard choices: fund what we must, cut where we can, and reduce what we borrow. It’s with respect for the hard work of the American people that we spend their tax dollars efficiently, effectively, and with accountability.” 
Highlights of the President’s FY 2019 Budget

President Trump's FY 2019 Budget focuses on four main priorities: 1) The safety and security of the American people; 2) Continuing to build an even stronger and more robust American economy; 3) An enhanced quality of life for hardworking Americans; and 4) A commitment to a better future.

Accounting for Bipartisan Budget Act Spending Cap Increases
  • Fully consistent with the increased defense cap and proposes additional funding for Administration priorities on the non-defense discretionary (NDD) side while fixing long-time budget gimmicks.

Growing the Economy and Reducing the Deficit
  • The Budget incorporates the historic reforms of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has already resulted in raises or bonuses for over 3.8 million Americans and will continue to generate growth.
  • In FY 2018, the Federal government committed to achieving $9.8 billion in net savings through deregulation, cutting red tape and spurring economic growth.
  • The Budget contains $3 trillion in deficit reduction, including $1.7 trillion in reductions to mandatory spending and receipts and a “two-penny plan” to reduce NDD spending by two percent per year after 2019.

Rebuilding Our Military
  • Fully funds the National Defense Strategy by providing $716 billion for national defense.
  • The Budget includes major investments in force structure, modernization, and global posture, and requests a 2.6% pay raise for troops, the largest since 2010.

Investing in Border Security
  • Reflects the President’s commitment to border security by providing $18 billion for border wall construction.
  • Includes $782 million for additional Border Patrol and ICE Personnel, $1.8 billion to fund 52,000 detention beds, and funds an additional 75 immigration judge teams.

Funding the Infrastructure Initiative
  • The Budget funds the Administration’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal by providing $200 billion in federal support, primarily focused on incentive grants, formula funds for rural infrastructure, and transformative projects.

Combatting the Opioid Epidemic
  • The Budget requests nearly $17 billion in opioid-related spending in 2019, including $10 billion in new funding for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Strengthening Medicare
  • Proposes reasonable reforms to program operations without reducing coverage or benefits for beneficiaries.
  • Saves $237 billion over ten years and extends Medicare’s solvency by roughly eight years.

Modernizing Government
  • Includes $80 billion in IT and cyber funding as well as $210 million for the Technology Modernization Fund established by the recently enacted Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act.
  • Proposes numerous civil service reforms to ensure the Federal government can “hire the best and fire the worst.”
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