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Nine Major Agency Reform Proposals in Trump's 2020 Budget

The president would outright eliminate many offices and programs, while reprioritizing and restructuring work at a slew of agencies.

The Trump Administration Really Wants to Cut Education Funding. Congress Doesn’t.

Donald Trump’s administration released its budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year, and the plan isn’t pretty for the Education Department. The proposal requests a roughly $7.1 billion cut in funding for the department compared with 2019, which represents a 10 percent decrease in its budget.

Trump Said He Wouldn’t Cut Medicaid, Social Security, and Medicare. His 2020 Budget Cuts All 3.

President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget breaks one of his biggest campaign promises to voters: that he would leave Medicaid, Social Security, and Medicare untouched.

Labor Unions Wield Increased Clout in Crowded Democratic 2020 Race

With so many labor-friendly Democratic candidates in the mix, unions expect to have increased clout. But there will be stiff competition to get their formal backing, and endorsements may come later than in past cycles - or not at all, union leaders said in interviews.

Baldwin and Pascrell Reintroduce Tax Reform to Close Tax Loophole For Millionaires and Billionaires On Wall Street

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) reintroduced tax reform legislation to close the carried interest tax loophole that benefits millionaires and billionaires on Wall Street.

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Most Agencies Face Cuts Under Trump’s 2020 Budget

March 18, 2019

Under Trump’s 2020 budget proposal, most of the agencies that have already struggled through years of underfunding will see even further, in some cases drastic, cuts in their funding. This will undoubtedly hurt the missions of the agencies and put every American at risk.

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