Response to Trump administration infrastructure plan and proposed budget

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Trump's 4 trillion budget helps move deficit sharply higher

- bostonglobe.com
13 Feb 2018
In a preview of the 2019 budget, the White House on Sunday focused on Trump's $1.5 trillion plan for the nation's crumbling infrastructure. He also will ask for a $13 billion increase over two years for opioid prevention, treatment and long-term recovery. A request of $23 billion for border security, including $18 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and money ...

Trump's Proposed Budget Slashes Funding for Clean Energy Programs

13 Feb 2018
Lowell Ungar, senior policy advisor at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, noted that Trump's latest budget would not kill ENERGY STAR, as he proposed doing last year. But the plan would eliminate help for low-income families and seniors from the Weatherization Assistance Program and help for states and emergency preparedness from the State Energy ...
- greentechmedia.com

Trump's highway plan pushes for ramping up Interstate tolling, leaves funding up to states and private sector Owner Operators Trucking Magazine

- overdriveonline.com
13 Feb 2018
Notably, the infrastructure package would repeal the current ban on Interstate tolling, allow for the commercialization of rest areas and alter the types of projects supported by federal funds. The Trump Administration's proposed plan also calls for streamlining permitting processes for infrastructure projects, which the Trump White House has adamantly said impedes work on ...

Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence

13 Feb 2018
President Donald Trump's $1 trillion plan to rebuild America's infrastructure may be unprecedented in size and ambition, but it mimics a controversial scheme championed by Vice President Mike Pence when he was the governor of Indiana. That's why Pence is the public face of the Trump initiative, and executives from financial firms that helped privatize Indiana's toll road ...
- newsweek.com

White House controversy overshadows Trump's budget rollout

- cbsnews.com
13 Feb 2018
WASHINGTON -- Some big numbers were rolled out in the nation's capital Monday. President Trump released a budget proposal worth $4.4 trillion. Mr. Trump also tried to shine the spotlight on his $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal , hoping to draw attention to one of the major proposals in that new budget.

Trump's budget balloons deficits, cuts social safety net

13 Feb 2018
All told, the new budget sees accumulating deficits of $7.2 trillion over the coming decade; Trump's plan last year projected a 10-year shortfall of $3.2 trillion. And that's assuming Trump's rosy economic predictions come true and Congress follows through - in an election year - with politically toxic cuts to social programs, farm subsidies and Medicare providers.
- wbtv.com

Sen Brown Calls Trump's Infrastructure Plan 'A Lost Opportunity

- radio.wosu.org
13 Feb 2018
In an interview after addressing a small-business seminar at the Akron-Canton Airport, Brown said the Trump plan reverses the traditional balance in funding infrastructure. Both he and Ohio's Republican Sen. Rob Portman have been invited to the White House to discuss the budget.

Trump budget again targets regional water cleanup programs

13 Feb 2018
Trump's proposed 2019 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency released Monday would cut funding by 90 percent for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative -- an Obama-era plan for dealing with pervasive pollution in the world's biggest surface freshwater system -- and a similar program for Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary.
- tehi.us

The White House unveils budget, infrastructure proposals

- ghanagrio.com
13 Feb 2018
On Monday, the White House is releasing its 2019 budget proposal and a $200 billion infrastructure plan, both of which will face long odds of being enacted. The budget proposal will seek to shrink the 10-year federal deficit by $3 trillion, from more than $10 trillion currently estimated, but will not even pretend to eliminate it -- abandoning what The Washington Post ...

Trump Is a Grifter, His Infrastructure Plan Sucks, and His Budget Threatens Sound Transit

13 Feb 2018
In the budget , the Trump administration writes that it intends to "wind down" the New Starts program in order to "incentivize states and localities to raise new revenue and funding" for infrastructure projects. But local or regional agencies often already bear the brunt of transit projects. Here in Puget Sound, just 13 percent of the $54 billion Sound Transit 3 measure ...
- thestranger.com

The Trump Administration Reveals Infrastructure Plan

- mfgtalkradio.com
13 Feb 2018
Half of the federal money allocated for the plan will be given out as incentives to local governments. An additional $20 billion will go toward projects that are of national significance that can "lift the American spirit." One example of this is New York's Gateway Tunnel that goes underneath the Hudson River. The rest of the money would support other infrastructure based ...

Donald Trump Jr 's spouse hospitalized after opening envelope containing white powder Rumorfacts Breaking News Updates

13 Feb 2018
In March 2016, police detectives and FBI brokers investigated a threatening letter despatched to the Manhattan house of Donald Trump Jr.'s brother, Eric, that additionally contained a white powder that turned out to be innocent. Envelopes containing white powder had been additionally despatched to Trump Tower, which served as Trump's marketing campaign headquarters, twice ...
- rumorfact.com

Trump's New Budget Plan Is a Fiscal Disaster

- reason.com
13 Feb 2018
The budget offers nothing on entitlement reform and combines increased military spending with new outlays for the President's wall, now that he has finally realized that Mexico won't pay for it. Trump's proposal might thus be called a "Guns and Walls" budget.

Why Are Trump and the G O P So Determined to Kill PBS

13 Feb 2018
First, a caveat: a budget proposal is more of a wish list than a solid resolution. Last year, Trump famously proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities and privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting--which, in part, funds PBS. But those ideas never actually materialized. In this year's budget proposal, ...
- fb.me

Trump unveils infrastructure plan

- money.cnn.com
13 Feb 2018
Over the past year, Democrats have accused Trump of seeking to create the $200 billion infrastructure fund by proposing cuts to other infrastructure-related programs. Gribbin committed to leaving major pots of money intact, such as the Highway Trust Fund, but said that some existing spending may be "repurposed."

The 22 agencies and programs Trump's budget would eliminate

13 Feb 2018
President Trump Donald John Trump Tillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE on Monday unveiled his budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year, which makes significant cuts to some federal agencies and projects as part ...
- thehill.com

Trump's budget wants the US to stop watching the planet

- arstechnica.com
13 Feb 2018
Energy Star's budget would be zeroed out, and appliance makers would be asked to pay fees to use its labels. Another section suggests that the EPA's mission doesn't involve helping companies address climate change. "The Budget also proposes to eliminate funding for several voluntary partnership programs related to energy and climate change," another section reads. "These ...

Infrastructure, border wall, opioids

13 Feb 2018
The budget also projects a $47 billion savings over 10 years, as Medicare recipients pay for a higher percentage of their medication. It calls for a $214 billion cut from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan, and a reorganization of government which potentially eliminate duplicating programs.
- poandpo.com
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