Trump’s Opening Budget Bid Would Refocus Priorities
Trump’s Opening Budget Bid Would Refocus Priorities
By Ryan Kelly
March 16, 2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled the first portion of his fiscal 2018 budget request, a discretionary spending plan that includes new funds for a military buildup and cuts to federal agencies likely to be resisted by lawmakers on both sides.

Trump’s first budget, compared with enacted

FY2017 and Obama’s FY2017 request

FY2018 Budget Request

(discretionary $B)

 

Department/Agency

-40%

-30

-20

-10

0

+10

+20

Difference from:

enacted FY‘17 level

Obama FY‘17 request

Agriculture

17.9

7.8

Commerce

1

638.6

Defense - Military

59.0

Education

28.0

Energy

2

65.5

Health and Human Services

51.5

1

Homeland Security

3

31.7

Housing and Urban Development

11.6

Interior

3

16.2

Justice

9.6

Labor

39.1

1

State and International Aid

16.2

Transportation

11.2

Treasury

78.9

Veterans Affairs

5.0

Army Corps of Engineers

5.7

Environmental Protection Agency

19.1

NASA

0.8

Small Business Administration

Change from FY2017 enacted and Obama request:

-40%

-30

-20

-10

0

+10

+20

Trump’s first budget,

compared with enacted

FY2017 and Obama’s

FY2017 request

Agriculture

enacted level

Obama req.

-21%

-26%

$17.9B

Commerce

-15%

enacted

Obama

-20%

$7.8B

1

Defense - Military

enacted

Obama

+9%

+10%

$638.6B

Education

-13%

enacted

Obama

-15%

$59.0B

Energy

-6%

enacted

Obama

-7%

$28.0B

2

Health and Human Services

-16%

enacted

Obama

-16%

$65.5B

1

Homeland Security

+7%

enacted

Obama

+9%

$51.5B

3

Housing and Urban Development

-12%

enacted

Obama

-17%

$31.7B

Interior

enacted

Obama

-12%

-12%

$11.6B

Justice

3

-20%

enacted

Obama

-11%

$16.2B

Labor

enacted

Obama

-21%

-25%

$9.6B

1

State and International Aid

-32%

enacted

Obama

-25%

$39.1B

Transportation

enacted

 

-27%

Obama

+1%

$16.2B

Treasury

-4%

enacted

Obama

-15%

$11.2B

Veterans Affairs

+6%

enacted

Obama

+5%

$78.9B

Army Corps of Engineers

enacted

 

-29%

Obama

+8%

$5.0B

Environmental Protection Agency

enacted

Obama

-30%

-31%

$5.7B

NASA

-1%

enacted

 

Obama

+5%

$19.1B

Small Business Administration

enacted

Obama

-11%

-3%

$0.8B

1 Includes Overseas Contingency Operations request not subject to statutory spending caps.
2 Includes request for program integrity spending not subject to statutory caps.
3 Totals reflect requested appropriations. Department spending will be higher due to the availability of offsetting receipts.
​Source: Office of Management and Budget
Ryan Kelly/CQ Roll Call