White House will offer budget proposal, reducing Medicaid and assistance to the poor

White House will offer budget proposal, reducing Medicaid and assistance to the poor

President Donald Trump is currently thousands of miles away. Nevertheless, this week his policy agenda faces tests back in the USA as Trump is about to shift the focus from Russia investigations to his ambitious plans for spurring US military power as well as revamping the tax code.

On Tuesday, the White House is expected to present its budget proposal stressing the president’s priorities in a blueprint, calling for large cuts to social safety-net programs, including Medicaid as well as food assistance, simultaneously stepping up Pentagon and also border-security spending.

While on Wednesday Trump visits Pope Francis in Rome on, in Washington Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is going to testify about the President’s 2018 budget initiative before the House Ways and Means Committee. Additionally, the same congressional panel is on the verge of holding a separate hearing devoted to a tax overhaul aimed at reducing rates as well as speeding job surge.

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