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CD180: How Congress Spent Your Taxes in 2018

Every year, the President submits a budget request to Congress, but how much attention does Congress pay to those requests? In this episode, we compare the Trump administration requests to the amounts actually provided by Congress for fiscal year 2018.


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Budget Outline

Department of Agriculture

Child Nutrition Programs

  • School breakfast program equipment grants
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the grants
    • Congress increased funding by 20%, to a total of $30 million
  • Total for all Child Nutrition Programs
    • Trump administration requested a 6% increase
    • Congress increased the budget by a little less than Trump wanted to a total of $24.2 billion
  • Food Stamps: Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women (SNAP) 
    • Trump administration requested a 6.5% cut, or almost $5 billion
    • Congress cut by a little under 6% for a total of a little over $74 billion
  • Foreign Food Assistance
    • Trump administration requested an almost 90% cut
    • Congress increased the budget by almost 8%, to a total of a little over $2 billion
  • Food and Drug Administration
    • Trump administration requested to change how the FDA is funded
      • Trump administration requested that the FDA’s tax money cut by 34% but then wanted to make up the almost $1 billion shortfall and add funding by increasing fees on drug producers. All of these fees are paid by the companies in order to fund the expedited FDA approval process for their products:
        • Medical devices and drugs for humans:
          • Trump administration requested a 67% increase in prescription drug user fees
            • Congress increased by 21%
          • Trump administration requested a 90% increase in generic drug user fees
            • Congress increased by 53%
          • Trump administration requested an almost 350% increase in medical device user fees
            • Congress increased by 53%
        • Animal drugs:
          • Trump administration requested an over 300% increase in animal drug user fees
            • Congress decreased by 23%
          • Trump administration requested a 163% increase in animal generic drug user fees
            • Congress decreased by 17%
        • Tobacco fees
          • Trump administration requested an almost 6% increase in fees
            • Congress enacted Trump’s request
  • Crop Insurance
    • Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
      • Trump administration requested an about 5% cut, or $422 million
      • Congress increased the budget by about 3%, to a total of almost $9 billion
    • Commodity Credit Corporation Fund
      • Trump administration requested to cut “Reimbursement for net realized losses” by almost 18%, an almost $4 billion cut
      •  Congress cut it more, by 33%, or $7 billion, to a total of $14.3 billion
 
Total funding: $11.1 billion
 
 
 
Total funding: $30.3 billion 
 
 
Total funding: $28.5 billion
 
 
Total funding: $647.4 billion
 
  • Total Funding
    • Trump administration requested a 6% funding increase
    • Congress increased by over 10%, by more than $61 billion, to a total of over $647 billion
  • Global War on Terror Funding
  • Research, Development, Test and Evaluation 
    • Trump administration requested a 14% increase, by more than $10 billion
    • Congress increased funding by 22%, to a total of over $88 billion
  • Procurement
    • Total
      • Trump administration requested a 5% increase
      • Congress increased funding by over 23%, to a total of $133.8 billion
    • Army aircraft
      • Trump administration requested a 9% cut
      • Congress increased the budget by 21%, to $5.5 billion
    • Navy aircraft
      • Trump administration requested a 7% cut worth over $1 billion
      • Congress increased funding by almost 24%, by almost $4 billion, to a total of almost $20 billion
    • Navy shipbuilding
      • Trump administration requested a 3.5% cut
      • Congress increased the budget by 13% to a total of $23.8 billion
    • Army weapons and combat vehicles
      • Trump administration requested a 8% increase
      • Congress almost doubled the funding, to a total of almost $4.4 billion
    • Air force aircraft
      • Trump administration requested an 8% increase
      • Congress decided to increase the budget by almost 30%, to a total of $18.5 billion
 
Defense Construction: $11 billion
Department of Veterans Affairs: $185 billion
Grand total: $205.8 billion
 
  • “Overseas Contingency Operations”
    • Navy
      • Trump administration requested Navy OCO funding be eliminated
      • Congress cut funding by 87%, to a total of $13 million
    • Army
      • Trump administration requested $124 million, up from $0 in 2017
      • Congress provided 5% more than the request, a total of over $130 million
    • Air Force
      • Trump administration requested funding to double
      • Congress increased funding by 164%, to a total of over $275 million
    • Reserve funding for every branch was eliminated
    • Total
      • Trump administration requested a 7% increase
      • Congress increased funding by 8%, to a total of $750 million
  • European Deterrence / Reassurance Initiative 
    • Army
      • Trump administration requested a 16% cut
      • Congress granted the Trump administration’s request for almost $16 million
    • Navy
      • Trump administration requested a 13% cut
      • Congress cut funding by 7%, to a total of almost $20 million
    • Air Force
      • Trump administration requested a 300% increase
      • Congress granted the Trump administration’s request for over $270 million
    • Total
      • Congress increased funding by 153%, to a total of over $306 million
  • Military Construction
    • Trump administration requested a 40% increase
    • Congress provided a 42% increase, to a total of over $11 billion
  • Veterans Administration
 
Total funding: $34.5 billion
 
  • Energy Programs
    • Sustainable Transportation
      • Trump administration requested a 70% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 10%, to a total of $674 million
    • Energy Efficiency
      • Trump administration requested a 70% cut, including the complete elimination of weatherization programs and energy program grants to the states.
      • Congress increased funding by 13%m to a total of $858 million
    • Renewable Energy
      • Trump administration requested a 70% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 15%, to a total of $519 million
        • Solar energy: $241 million
        • Water power: $105 million
        • Wind energy: $92 million
        • Geothermal technologies: $81 million
    • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Total
      • Trump administration requested almost a 70% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 11%, to a total of over $2.3 billion
  • Fossil Energy: Research and Development
    • Trump administration requested a 58% cut
    • Congress increased funding by 9%, to a total of $726 million
  • Nuclear Energy: Research and Development
    • Trump administration requested to cut funding almost in half
    • Congress increased funding by about 20%, to a total of $669 million
  • Coal Research, including Carbon Capture and Storage
    • Trump administration requested a 73% cut
    • Congress increased funding by 14%, to a total of over $481 million
  • Fusion Energy Sciences: Research
    • Trump administration requested a 25% cut
    • Congress increased funding by 25%, to a total of over $410 million
  • Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
    • Transmission Reliability
      • Trump administration requested a 64% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 8%, to a total of $39 million
    • Resilient distribution systems
      • Trump administration requested an 80% cut
      • Congress cut funding by 25%, to a total of $38 million
    • Energy Storage
      • Trump administration requested a 75% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 30%, to a total of $41 million
    • Total
      • Trump requested research be cut almost in half
      • Congress increased funding by almost 8%, to a total of $248 million
 
Total funding: $727 million
 
 
Total funding: $59.3 billion
 
  • DHS Management: Operations and Support
    • Trump administration requested to increase management budgets over 16%
      • Congress increased their budgets by almost 19%
        • Chief Financial Officer: 12% increase
        • Chief Readiness Support Officer: 31% increase
        • Chief Human Capital Officer: 82% increase
  • Cybersecurity
    • Trump administration requested a 19% cut
    • Congress increased by 21%, to a total of $362 million
  • DHS Intelligence
    • Trump administration requested a 4% cut
    • Congress cut funding by 6%, to a total of almost $246 million
    • Note: Congress instructed DHS to continue increasing field personnel to State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers that provide outreach to “critical infrastructure owners and operators”
 
Total funding: $16.3 billion
 
  • Border Patrol Operations
    • Border Patrol Assets and Support
      • Trump administration requested an increase of 17%
      • Congress increased funding by 9%, to a total of  $625 million
    • Border Patrol Office of Training and Development
      • Trump administration requested an increase of 43%
      • Congress increased funding by 19%, to a total of $64 million
    • Total Border Patrol Operations
      • Trump administration requested an increase of 4.5%
      • Congress increased funding by a little over 1%, to a total of $4.4 billion
  • Procurement, Construction, and Improvement
    • Trump administration requested an increase of 167%
    • Congress increased funding by 196%, almost double, to a total of over $2.2 billion
      • Note: “CBP is directed to work with federal and industry partners to evaluate the potential use of commercially developed, space-based technologies to provide persistent, real-time border surveillance…”
 
Total funding: $7.4 billion
 
  • Enforcement and Removal Operations
    • Custody Operations
      • Trump administration requested a 33% increase
      • Congress increased funding by 14%, to a total of over $3 billion
    • Criminal Alien Program
      • Trump administration requested a 32% increase
      • Congress increased funding by 2%, to a total of $319 million
    • Transportation and Removal Program
      • Trump administration requested a 36% increase
      • Congress increased funding by 4%, to a total of $369 million
    • Alternatives to Detention
      • Trump administration requested a 2% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 2%, to a total of $187 million
    • Total Funding for Enforcement and Removal Operations
      • Trump administration requested a 31% increase
      • Congress increased funding by 11%, to a total of $4.1 billion
 
Total funding: $7.8 billion
 
  • Salaries and Benefits
    • Trump administration requested an almost 3% cut
    • Congress increased the funding by 0.2%, to a total of $3.2 billion
  • Training
    • Trump administration requested a 2.5% cut
    • Congress granted the Trump administration’s request, cutting funding to a total of $233 million
  • Screening Technology Maintenance
    • Trump administration requested a 36% increase
    • Congress increased funding by 40%, to a total of $398 million
      • Note: Funding increase is aimed at implementation of a plan “to analyze and test perimeter intrusion detection and deterrence technologies”
  • Aviation Screening Infrastructure
    • Checkpoint Support
      • Trump administration requested a 96% cut
      • Congress cut funding by 39%, to a total of $68 million
        • Note: the funding increases are meant to speed up the purchase of new x-ray equipment
    • Checked Baggage
      • Trump administration requested a 44% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 41%, to a total of $83 million
  • Screening Partnership Program
    • Trump administration requested a 1% cut
    • Congress increased funding by over 5%, to a total of $185 million
  • Airport Management
    • Trump administration requested a 12% increase
    • Congress increased funding by 13%, to a total of $646 million
  • Aviation Regulation
    • Trump administration requested a 21% cut
    • Congress barely increased funding to $218 million
 
Total funding: $12.5 billion
 
  • Preparedness and Protection
    • Trump administration requested a 10% cut
    • Congress granted the Trump administration’s request, cutting funding to a total of $132 million
  • Operations
    • Trump administration requested a 3% cut
    • Congress cut funding by about 1.5%, to a total of a little over $1 billion
  • Emergency Disaster Relief Funds for 2017 disasters 
    • $23.5 billion is appropriated in this law
  • Grants
    • State Homeland Security grant
      • Trump administration requested a 25% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 8%, tot a total of $507 million
    • Public Transportation Security Assistance
      • Trump administration requested a 52% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $100 million
    • Port Security
      • Trump administration requested a 52% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $100 million
    • Emergency Management Performance
      • Trump administration requested a 20% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $350 million
    • National Predisaster Mitigation Fund
      • Trump administration requested a 61% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 149%, to a total of $249 million
    • Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program
      • Trump administration requested that the program be eliminated
      • Congress increased funding by 48%, to a total of $262 million
    • Emergency Food and Shelter
      •  Trump administration requested that the program be eliminated
      • Congress maintained funding at $120 million
  • Total FEMA funding
    •  Trump administration requested a 7% cut
    • Congress increased funding by 8%, to a total of $12.5 billion
 
Total funding: $13.1 billion
 
  • Bureau of Land Management 
    • Wildlife and Fisheries
      • Trump administration requested a 25% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $103 million
    • Endangered species
      • Trump administration requested a 6% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $22 million
    • Abandoned land mines
      • Trump administration requested a 55% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $20 million
    • Hazardous materials management
      • Trump administration requested a 33% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $15 million
    • Recreation management
      • Trump administration requested a 12% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 1%, to a total of $73 million
    • Oil and Gas management
      • Trump administration requested a 12% increase
      • Congress increased funding by 27%, to a total of $86 million
    • Coal management
      • Trump administration requested a 90% increase
      • Congress provided a 10% increase, to a total of $12 million
    • Renewable energy
      • Trump administration requested a 45% cut
      • Congress cut funding by about 2%, to a total of $28 million
  •  U.S Fish and Wildlife Service 
    • Trump administration requested to cut every single category, an overall 14% cut
    • Congress increased the funding 5%, to a total of $1.6 billion
  • National Park Service
    • Trump administration requested a 13% cut
    • Congress increased funding by 9%, to a total of $3.2 billion
  • USGS
    • Natural Hazards
      • Earthquake hazards
        • Trump administration requested a 20% cut
        • Congress increased funding by 30%, to a total of $83 million
      • Volcano hazards
        • Trump administration requested a 21% cut
        • Congress increased funding by 52%, to a total of $43 million
    • Water resources
      • National Water Quality
        • Trump administration requested an 18% cut
        • Congress maintained funding at $90 million
      • Water availability science
        • Trump administration requested a 33% cut
        • Congress increased funding by 2%, to a total of $46 million
      • Overall
        •  Trump administration requested a 19% cut
        • Congress increased funding by almost 1%, to a total of $218 million
  • Offshore Safety and Environmental Enforcement
    • Environmental enforcement
      • Trump administration requested a 47% cut
      • Congress granted the Trump administration’s request, cutting funding to a total of only $4.4 million
  • Wildland Fire Management
    • Trump administration requested a 7% cut
    • Congress barely increased the funding, to a total of $948 million
 
 
  • Science and Technology
    • Air and energy
      • Trump administration requested a 67% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $92 million
    • Safe and sustainable water resources
      • Trump administration requested a 36% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $106 million
  • Clean Air
    • Trump administration requested a 48% cut
    • Congress maintained funding at $273 million
  • Enforcement
    • Trump administration requested a 19% cut
    • Congress maintained funding at $240 million
  • Geographic programs
    • Trump administration requested all of them eliminated.
    • Congress increased funding by 3%, to a total of $47 million
  • Indoor air and radiation
    • Trump administration requested a 93% cut
    • Congress maintained funding at $28 million
  • Pesticide licensing 
    • Trump administration requested a 17% cut
    • Congress increased funding by 7%, to a total of $109 million
  • Toxic risk review and prevention
    • Trump administration requested a 30% cut
    • Congress increased funding by 4%, to a total of $109 million
  • National estuary program / Coastal waterways 
    • Trump administration requested that the programs be eliminated
    • Congress maintained funding at $27 million
  • Human Health Protection
    • Trump administration requested a 18% cut
    • Congress maintained funding at $98 million
  • Water quality protection
    • Trump administration requested a 17% cut
    • Congress maintained funding at $210 million
  • Enforcement of the Hazardous Substance Superfund
    • Trump administration requested a 40% cut
    • Congress maintained funding at $166 million
  • Superfund clean up
    • Trump administration requested a 28% cut
    • Congress increased funding by half a percent, to a total of $721 million
  • Grants
    • Pollution control
      • Trump administration requested a 30% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $230 million
    • State and local air quality management
      • Trump administration requested a 30% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $228 million
    • Public water system supervision
      • Trump administration requested a 30% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $102 million
    • Underground injection control (UIC)
      • Trump administration requested a 30% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $10 million
    • Pesticides enforcement
      • Trump administration requested a 40% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $18 million
    • Beaches protection
      • Trump administration requested that the program be eliminated
      • Congress maintained funding at under $10 million
    • Lead
      • Trump administration requested that the program be eliminated
      • Congress maintained funding at $14 million
    • Pollution prevention
      • Trump administration requested that the program be eliminated
      • Congress maintained funding at $5 million
    • Total grant funding
      • Trump administration requested a 44% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 1%, to a total of just over $1 billion
 
 
  • Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker programs
    • Trump administration requested that the program be eliminated
    • Congress increased funding by 7%, to a total of $87 million
  • Dislocated Worker Assistance National Reserve
    • Trump administration requested a 47% cut
    • Congress maintained the funding at $220 million
  • Labor Dept. Management: Salaries and Expenses
    • Women’s Bureau
      • Trump administration requested a 75% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 8%, to a total of $13 million
    • International Labor Affairs
      • Trump administration requested a 75% cut
      • Congress maintained the funding at $86 million
    • Chief Financial Officer
      • Trump administration requested a 93% increase
      • Congress Congress increased funding by 87%, to a total of $10.4 million
  • Total
    • Trump administration requested an 18% cut
    • Congress slightly increased funding, to a total of $13.7 billion
 
Total funding: $843 billion
 
  • Training for diversity 
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the funding
    • Congress increased funding by 6%, to a total of $88 million
  • Training in primary care medicine
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the funding
    • Congress increased funding by 26%, to a total of $49 million
  • Dentist training
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the funding
    • Congress increased funding by 11%, to a total of $40 million
  • Community health eduction centers
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the funding
    • Congress increased funding by 27%, to a total of $38 million
  • Mental and Behavior health
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the funding
    • Congress increased funding by 270%, to a total of $37 million
  • Nursing programs
    • Trump administration requested a 64% cut
    • Congress increased funding by 9%, to a total of $250 million
  • Maternal and Child Health
    • Block Grants
      • Trump administration requested a 4% increase
      • Congress increased funding by 1.5% to over $650 million
    • Healthy Start
      • Trump administration requested a 24% increase
      • Congress increased funding by 7%, to a total of $110 million
    • Programs the Trump administration requested eliminated:
      • Sickle Cell Anemia Demonstration Program
      • Autism and other developmental disorders
      • Heritable disorders
      • Universal newborn hearing screening
      • Emergency medical services for children
    • Total
      • Trump administration requested an 8% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 3, including funding for two new programs:
        • Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression
        • Pediatric Mental Health Care Access
  • Birth defects, developmental disabilities 
    • Trump administration requested a 27% cut
    • Congress increased funding by 2%,  to a total of $140 million
  • Rural Health
    •  Trump administration requested an 82% cut
    • Congress increased funding by 86%, to a total of over $290 million
  • Centers for Disease Control 
    • Public Health Preparedness and Response 
      • Trump administration requested an almost 10% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 3%, to a total of $1.45 billion
    • CDC Total
      • Trump administration requested  a 20% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 14%, to a total of  over $7.2 billion
  • National Institutes of Health
    • Institutes that the Trump administration requested to eliminate:
      • National Cancer Institute
      • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
      • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
      • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases
      • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
      • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      • National Institute of General Medical Sciences
      • National Eye Institute
      • National Institute on Aging
      • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
      • National Institute on Deafness
      • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
      • National Institute on Drug Abuse
      • National Institute of Mental Health
      • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
        • The only thing he wanted to increase was a 40% increase to the “NIH Innovation Account, CURES Act2/” (which Congress granted) and he wanted to create a new “National Institute for Research on Safety and Quality”, a request that Congress ignored.
    • Total: National Institute of Health
      • Trump administration requested a  22% cut
      • Congress increased funding by about 8%, to a total of about $3 billion
  • Medicaid grants
    • Trump requested and received an 8% increase, up to $284 billion
  • Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
    • Trump administration requested an 8% increase
    • Congress increased funding by a little more than requested, to a total of over $747 billion
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the $3.3 billion program
    • Congress increased funding by 7%, to a total of $3.6 billion
  • Refugee and Entrant Assistance
    • Unaccompanied Minors
      • Trump administration requested to maintain funding
      • Congress increased funding by 37%, to a total of $1.3 billion
    • Total
      • Trump administration requested a 13% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 11%, to a total of $1.8 billion
  • Social Services Block Grant (Title XX) Children and Families Services Program
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the program
    • Congress maintained funding at $1.7 billion
  • Programs for Children, Youth, and Families
    • Preschool Development Grants
      • Trump administration requested to eliminate the program
      • Congress maintained funding at $250 million
    • Total
      • Trump administration requested a 9% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 6%, to a total of over $12 billion
 
Total funding: $74 billion
 
 
  • Trump administration requested a 90% cut
  • Congress increased funding by 4%, to a total of $240 million
 
  • AmeriCorps grants
    • Trump administration requested a 99% cut
    • Congress increased funding by 7%, to a total of $412 million
 
  • Trump administration requested an over 99% cut
  • Congress maintained the funding at $445 million
 
Total funding: $54.1 billion
 
  • International Organizations
    • Total
      • Trump administration requested a 35% cut
      • Congress cut funding by 2%, to a total of $1.7 billion
  • Asia Foundation
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the program
    • Congress maintained funding at $17 million
  • East-West Center
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the program
    • Congress maintained funding at $17 million
  • US Institute of Peace
    • Trump administration requested a 49% cut
    • Congress maintained funding at $38 million
  • National Endowment for Democracy
    • Trump administration requested a 40% cut
    • Congress maintained funding at $170 million
  • Democracy Fund
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the fund
    • Congress increased funding 2%, to a total of $215 million
  • “Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia”
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the funding
    • Congress increased the funding by 157%, to a total of $750 million
  • “Independent Agencies”
    • Inter-American Foundation
      • Trump administration requested an 80% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $22.5 million
    • US African Development Foundation
      • Trump administration requested a 70% cut
      • Congress maintained funding at $30 million
  • “International Security Assistance” 
    • Drug War
      • Trump administration requested a 22% cut
      • Congress increased funding 7%, to a total of $950 million
    • Anti-terrorism and nonproliferation
      • Trump administration requested a 37% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 30%, to a total of $655 million
    • Peacekeeping operations
      • Trump administration requested a 10% cut
      • Congress increased by 57%, to a total of $212 million
  • Foreign Military Financing Program
    • Congress provided:
      • Israel: $3.1 billion
      • Egypt: $1.3 billion
      • Other: $1.2 billion
  • International Financial Institutions
    • World Bank Group
      • Trump administration requested an over 12% cut
      • Congress cut funding by 10%, to a total of over $1.2 billion
    • Asian Development Fund
      • Trump administration requested a 52% cut
      • Congress granted the Trump administration request, cutting to a total of $43 million
    • African Development Bank
      • Trump administration requested a 17% cut
      • Congress granted the Trump administration request, cutting to a total of $204 million
  • Total: Multilateral Assistance
    •  Trump administration requested a 30% cut
    • Congress cut funding by 12%, to a total of $1.9 billion
 
 
  • GWOT “Transition Initiatives”
    • Trump administration requested a 37% increase
    • Congress granted the $62 million request
  • GWOT Drug War
    • Trump administration requested a 52% cut
    • Congress increased by 1% to $418 million
  • GWOT Nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related programs
    • Trump administration requested a 7 % increase
    • Congress cut almost 40%
  • GWOT Foreign Military Financing Program
    • Trump administration requested a 66% cut
    • Congress cut by 65% to $460 million
  • GWOT State Dept Total
    • Trump administration requested a  27% cut
    • Congress cut funding by 27%, to $12 billion
 
Total funding: $27.2 billion
 
  • National Infrastructure Investments
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the funding
    • Congress increased funding by 200%, to a total of $1.5 billion even
  • Federal Railroad Administration
    • Federal State Partnership for State of Good Repair
      • Trump administration requested a 4% increase
      • Congress increased the funding by 900%, to a total of $250 million even
    • Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety
      •  Trump administration requested a 63% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 770%, to a total of $592 million.
  • AMTRAK (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
    • Northeast
      • Trump administration requested a 28% cut
      • Congress increased the funding 98%, to a total of $650 million
    • National Network
      • Trump administration requested a 55% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 10%, to a total of $1.3 billion
    • Total
      • Trump administration requested a 38% cut
      • Congress increased funding 67%, to a little over $3 billion
  • Maritime Administration
    • Operations and Training
      • Trump administration requested a 2% cut
      • Congress increased the funding by 193%, to over $500 million
    • Ship disposal
      • Trump administration requested a 70% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 241%, to $116 million
    • Total
      • Trump administration requested a 25% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 87%, to a total of $979 million
  • Department of Transportation Total
    • Trump administration requested an over 11% cut
    • Congress increased funding by 47%, to a total of $27.2 billion.
 
 
  • Tenant-based Rental Assistance
    • Sec 811 vouchers
      • Trump administration requested an 11% cut
      • Congress increased the funding by 320%, to a total of $505 million
    • Total:
      • Trump administration requested a 5% cut
      • Congress increased funding by 8%, to a total of $22 billion
  • Community Development Fund
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the funding
    • Congress increased funding by 10%, to a total of over $3.3 billion
    • Congress added another $28 billion in emergency money
  • HOME Investment Partnership Program
    • Trump administration requested to eliminate the funding
    • Congress increased funding 43%, to a total of $1.3 billion
  • Total Housing Programs
    • Trump administration requested a less than 1% cut
    • Congress increased over 8% to $12.5 billion

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Music Presented in This Episode

Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

 

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