US President Donald Trump will propose the country’s parliament to reduce its domestic expenditures by 5% in 2020 and simultaneously increase budget funds for the military, veterans’ medical services, and strengthening border security, Reuters reports.
It is expected that the proposal of the country’s head will be published today, March 11, on the website of the Administrative Department of the presidential administration. It can be the first step in 2019 on the path to confrontation with the Congress on the issues of the country’s budget.
It is likely that the congressmen will reject the proposal of the president, as it was in the case with his request to allocate $8.6 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Trump needs 60 out of 100 senators’ votes, and the number of his Republican supporters is only 53 in the upper house of parliament.
The White House and the Congress should agree on the budget for 2020 by October 1, 2019.