Trump asks Democrats to negotiate on infrastructure plan

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US President Donald Trump has proposed a budget that calls for cuts in domestic spending and social programs such as Medicare and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border.

Democratic Senator Ed Markey said the plan "expects cash-strapped states to drive most of the progress on 1/8th of a tank of gas".

In addition, Mulvaney was on Capitol Hill in order to defend the proposal, in the document to vote against Trump's budget proposal if he were still in Congress, he said that he "probably would have found enough shortcoming". Consider that just last week, Congress passed a two-year budget (one that had been due last October 1) that largely ignores Trump's budget from last year.

Presidential budget proposals are effectively no more than suggestions for Congress.

"This issue is a priority since a highly functioning transportation network and robust energy infrastructure are vital to keeping the business of chemistry moving", says the American Chemistry Council, the industry's main trade association. "It would reduce funding for HUD's senior-specific housing program, and deeply cut the voucher program as well as phase out the nation's public housing program".

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"If Americans want a picture of who President Trump works for, the combination of the tax bill and this budget makes it crystal clear".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) blasted the Trump administration's FY 2019 budget proposal.

President Trump estimates that significant legislative changes to Medicaid, including repealing the ACA, using a block grant system to fund Medicaid, promoting the use of 1115 waivers, and investing in fraud and abuse prevention, could lead to $1.43 trillion in government savings from 2019 to 2027.

"His budget would mean more than 200,000 seniors, families, and people with disabilities could lose their rental assistance that they get today, putting them at immediate risk of evictions and potentially homelessness", Yentel said. Part of that deal, Trump has said, must include money to pay for a the wall along the Mexico- U.S. border.

In a tweet Tuesday, Trump asserts that Democrats and Republicans must act now to provide legal protections to young "Dreamer" immigrants in the US illegally.

"This budget lays out a thoughtful, detailed, and responsible blueprint for achieving our shared agenda", Ryan said in a statement on Monday.