Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget

The White House's proposed border wall funding is still a long ways away from the estimated $12-38 billion it will take to build out what the president has promised. A work requirement for those without dependents would be also phased in for the program, which now serves about 4.5 million California residents.

The budget does feature a handful of domestic initiatives, including a six-week paid parental leave program championed by Trump's daughter Ivanka that would be designed and financed by the states through cuts to unemployment insurance.

"Congress will have a vital say in this budget process and my top priority is always about fighting for my constituents", Collins said. The budget eviscerates Medicaid and other social safety net programs, eliminates federal arts support and slashes environmental programs that are unpopular with the administration and its supporters.

The plan calls for cuts over the next decade of about $3.6 trillion in domestic programs, including $800 billion in Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor and disabled, as well as almost $192 billion in food stamps.

The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor made as part of a Republican healthcare bill passed by the House of Representatives. "Some increases to defense spending are needed, but not at the expense of critical and sometimes lifesaving programs that support farmers, families and those across our state just trying to put food on the table". In 2008, there were 28 million recipients.

"For every meal that we are distributing as a non-profit food bank, SNAP is providing about nine meals in our community", Conwell said. It would also force some people on Social Security's disability program back into the workforce. "We need everybody pulling in the same direction". The winners are the Pentagon and Homeland Security programs. "I certainly don't know too many sane Republicans who want to go home to that dynamic", he said.

Assumes Trump's proposed tax cuts will not only pay for themselves, but will generate an additional $2 trillion in revenue over the next decade by spurring economic growth.

Right now, able-bodied adults without children or dependents have to work to receive benefits. In states that reinstated the limit, such as Kansas and ME, many of those who had their benefits stopped were still not working a year later.

Rogers, a 36-year congressman, said the Republican president remained popular in his district, but added: "We have not yet had a chance to see how (voters) will react to his budget proposals".

"We want to do some climate science, but we're not going to do some of the insane stuff the previous administration did", Mulvaney said. "We stand by the numbers", he said. In Kentucky, one program funded by the ARC is helping retrain workers who have lost their jobs in computer training, including coal miners; other funding has gone toward creating seniors centers, community kitchens, drug rehabilitation spaces and educational programs.

Mulvaney said it's unfair to use taxpayer money to provide payments to those working in the country illegally.

USDA's Rural Housing Service would also see billions in cuts that virtually eliminate direct loans and mortgage guarantees for rural households, potentially making homeownership and revitalization more hard.

Trump's GOP allies rejected such cuts when wrapping up long-overdue legislation for the current budget year, which ends September 30. But the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both used the fund to pay for items that had previously been part of the regular defense budget, essentially using the fund as a loophole to maintain higher defense spending.

"If the White House budget plan were to become law, it would devastate America's science and technology enterprise", Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a former New Jersey congressman, told reporters Tuesday.

Experts said there would be lots of losers in IL, including hospitals across the state, schools that get reimbursed for services to students with special needs and Cook County taxpayers, who have saved hundreds of millions of dollars in paying for services at Stroger Hospital and other county facilities.