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Obama calls for more drug treatment, cybersecurity funding in final budget

Obama calls for more drug treatment, cybersecurity funding in final budget

President Barack Obama sent his final federal budget proposal to Congress on Tuesday, a $4.1 trillion spending package that calls for increased investment in cybersecurity, cancer research, opioid addiction and other Maryland priorities.

The spending plan, which relies on $2.6 trillion in new taxes over the next decade, met with swift criticism from Republicans on Capitol Hill and is unlikely to advance in its current form. Still, the proposal includes some bipartisan overtures, and it offers important insight into what the president hopes to accomplish during his last year in office.

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