Erin Ross Feb 13
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What Trump's budget proposal means for science
President Trump sits behind a desk, surrounded by NASA staff and Ted Cruz. Trump is holding a NASA launch jacket that he has just been gifted.
Trump receives a NASA launch jacket after signing the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017. Photo: Bill Ingalls / NASA via Getty Images

President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 released yesterday includes steep cuts to some science agencies and reorganizes others.

Be smart: Congress doesn't need to follow Trump's proposed budget, and has not in the past. Several Republican senators have already spoken out against some of the science cuts. Last year, Trump's cuts to science were roundly rejected. But the budget proposal provides a window into the administration's thinking and highlights its priorities for the coming year.