Trump Budget Pushes Dramatic Cuts for R&D, Energy, Manufacturing Programs Mar 20, 2017 - President Trump has released his $1.1 trillion ‘skinny’ budget proposal to Congress, which includes overarching goals of providing large increases in defense spending and substantial increases for immigration enforcement and border security activities. To pay for these increases, the budget proposes dramatic cuts for almost every other area of government, including research and development, energy, education, manufacturing, and a host of other federal programs categorized under discretionary spending.
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