• The budget will slash $1.7 trillion in spending on entitlement programs, according to Bloomberg.
• Trump’s budget will include a massive nearly $200 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program, the modern version of food stamps, over the next 10 years – what amounts to a 25% reduction,
according to The Washington Post.
• The food stamp cuts are part of a broader $274 billion welfare-reform effort, according to a report by
The Associated Press.
• The budget calls for about $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid for fiscal year 2018, WaPo reported.
• The budget also calls for $2.6 billion in border security spending, $1.6 billion of which will be earmarked
for Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.’s southern border.
• The budget is also expected to propose major domestic discretionary spending cuts - an earlier version
of the budget called for $54 billion in such cuts next year alone.