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President Trump's budget increases defense spending, slashes domestic programs, including for Chesapeake Bay

President Trump's budget increases defense spending, slashes domestic programs, including for Chesapeake Bay

President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, which increases military spending while making historic cuts to domestic programs.

Troubling to Maryland environmental advocates is a 90 percent cut to funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program, which they say has been an essential tool for the estuary’s recovery in recent years.

Trump's proposal for the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, sets up a showdown with Congress over priorities, including his push for $8.6 billion to build the U.S-Mexico border wall. The budget proposes increasing defense spending to $750 billion — and building the new Space Force as a military branch — while...

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