White House submits proposed budget

Published in the February 2020 issue of North American Government News

On Feb. 10. 2020, the White House proposed a $4.8 trillion budget plan for Fiscal 2021. The plan, subject to Congressional approval, outlines the administration’s priorities heading into the November elections.

The plan would significantly cut domestic spending. Funding for the Commerce Department would be cut by 37 percent, a 26 percent cut for Environmental Protection Agency, a 15 percent cut to Housing and Urban Development, and additional budget cuts for Health and Human Services and Education.

Congressional Democrats have indicated the proposed budget will not move forward as submitted.

Congressional Republicans viewed the budget proposal as a much-needed attempt to reduce federal spending, reduce the federal deficits by $4.6 trillion over the next 10 years and balance the budget in 15 years.