March 19, 2019

IntelBrief: The Trump Administration’s Budget Misses the Mark

Office of Management and Budget staff delivers President Donald Trump's 2020 budget outline to the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 11, 2019.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite).
  • On March 11, the Trump administration submitted a $4.7 trillion-dollar budget proposal that details its spending priorities.
  • The administration’s proposed budget prioritizes military spending, along with border security and the creation of a new ‘Space Force.’
  • The actual budget will differ substantially than the proposal, but it’s still an accurate reflection of what the administration thinks is important.
  • Abysmal transportation and power infrastructure directly impact more Americans than terrorism ever has or will but receives only a mere fraction of the funding and media attention.