2020 budget takes aim at D.C.'s 'spending problem'

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Published on March 11, 2019 - Duration: 01:05s

2020 budget takes aim at D.C.'s 'spending problem'

President Trump's acting budget director Russell Vought on Monday said Trump's 2020 budget calls for overhauling social programs that help poor and elderly Americans, while boosting military spending and funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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2020 budget takes aim at D.C.'s 'spending problem'

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Donald Trump in his 2020 budget on Monday called for overhauling social programs that help poor and elderly Americans, while boosting military spending and funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall, in the opening gambits in his next funding fight with the U.S. Congress.

The Republican president's $4.7 trillion budget was immediately panned by Democrats in Congress, who rejected his push last year for wall funding in a standoff that led to a five-week partial shutdown of the federal government.

Like past presidential budget proposals, Trump's spending plan was highly unlikely to become law, especially with Democrats in control of the House of Representatives, but it does serve as an early manifesto of the policy priorities he will bring to his 2020 re-election campaign.

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