Visual Report: Trump’s budget proposal trades butter for guns

Comparing the president's proposal with fiscal 2019 levels

Copies of President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal year 2020 run through the binding process at the Government Publishing Office in Washington. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The administration proposed a $1.31 trillion discretionary spending budget for fiscal year 2020, with sizeable increases in Defense and Homeland Security accounts, including another $8.6 billion to expand the southern border wall. Many nondefense programs would be cut with subsidized loans and various grants to states and communities eliminated.


Notes: Includes Overseas Contingency Operations funds. Food for Peace program is included within the State Department. Does not include mandatory to discretionary changes in HHS, or FEMA disaster relief totals in Homeland Security. Department totals may not be exact due to rounding.

Source: Office of Management and Budget, Department budget justification documents, CQ appropriations coverage

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