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President Trump on Monday sent a record $4.75 trillion 2020 budget proposal to Congress, in which he called for a 5% increase in military spending, a $1.9 trillion cut to safety net programs and an additional $8.6 billion for his border wall.

Why it matters: Trump's budget won't balance for 15 years, and Capitol Hill will promptly reject this budget, as it does every year with every president. But the proposal nonetheless highlights the White House's priorities for 2020.

By the numbers: Trump's budget, the largest in history, would make cuts to the following programs and departments ...

  • Agriculture Department: -14.8%
  • State Department and other international programs: -23.3%
  • Interior Department: -11%
  • Education Department: -12%
  • Justice Department: -2.3%
  • Energy Department: -10.8%
  • Labor Department: -9.7%
  • Health and Human Services: -12%
  • Transportation Department: -21.5%
  • Environmental Protection Agency: -31%
  • Social Security Administration: -3.5%
  • Medicaid: $1.5 trillion in cuts over 10 years
  • Medicare: $845 billion in cuts over 10 years

These departments and programs would receive increases in funding ...

  • Commerce Department: +0.4%
  • National Nuclear Security Administration: +8.9%
  • Department of Homeland Security: +7.4%
  • Treasury Department: +1.5%
  • Veteran Affairs: +7.5%
  • NASA: +1.4%

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Why migrants are fleeing their homes for the U.S.

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Natural disasters in Central America, economic devastation, gang wars, political oppression, and a new administration are all driving the sharp rise in U.S.-Mexico border crossings — a budding crisis for President Biden.

Why it matters: Migration flows are complex and quickly politicized. Biden's policies are likely sending signals that are encouraging the surge — but that's only a small reason it's happening.

Cities' pandemic struggle to balance homelessness and public safety

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Addressing homelessness has taken on new urgency in cities across the country over the past year, as officials grapple with a growing unhoused population and the need to preserve public safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

Why it matters: It’s led to tension when cities move in to clear encampments — often for health and safety reasons — causing some to rethink the role of law enforcement when interacting with people experiencing homelessness.

Biden to sign voting rights order to mark "Bloody Sunday" anniversary

President Biden will sign an executive order today, on the 56th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," meant to promote voting rights, according to an administration official.

Why it matters: The executive order comes as Democrats face an uphill battle to pass a sweeping election bill meant, in part, to combat a growing number of proposals introduced by Republicans at the state level that would restrict voter access.