Feb 12, 2018

Trump sends Congress $4.4 trillion spending plan


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President Trump has sent Congress his $4.4 trillion spending plan for FY 2019. As Jonathan Swan reported, the budget reads like "science fiction."

Why it matters: The budget plan comes on the heels of the massive bipartisan budget deal announced by Sens. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer last week that blows through spending caps and adds $300-400 billion to the deficit over two years. [Go deeper: The key budget items]

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