5/25: President Trump’s Proposed Budget
President Donald Trump is proposing a $54 billion increase in military spending in proposed budget. The problem is, the increase would take $54 billion from domestic agencies and give it to the Department of Defense. These cuts include everything from the environment to education to medical research.
HOUSE OR SENATE BILL #: President Trump’s proposed budget.
SUGGESTED MEMBER SCRIPT:
“Hi, my name is …, I’m a constituent from zip code 81***. I oppose the President’s proposed budget adding $54 billion to the Department of Defense unless the President articulates what strategic value it adds to the already huge Department of Defense budget and how the spending would be prioritized. I am very concerned because this increase will hurt domestic programs that are important to me.”
WHO TO CONTACT :
US HOUSE & SENATE
Senator Michael Bennet
(970) 259-1710 (Durango) (202) 224-5852 (DC Office)
Senator Cory Gardner
(970) 415-7416 (Durango) (202) 224-5941 (DC Office)
Representative Scott Tipton
(970) 259-1490 (Durango) 202-225-4761 (DC Office)
WHEN TO CALL OR WRITE:
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT:
There is no evidence that the Department of Defense requires the increase, and the increase is paid for by reducing nearly every domestic cabinet’s budget.
For further information, click on the following links: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-budget-would-cut-safety-net-programs-boost-defense-spending-n763236