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Trump would cut more in federal infrastructure spending than he proposes to add, Democrats say

News Summed Up 2018-02-12 05:30:00

President Trump meets with state and local officials about infrastructure at the White House on Feb. 12. Trump’s infrastructure plan, which he pitched at the White House on Monday in a meeting with state and local officials, calls for spending $200 billion in federal funds over the coming decade. Besides unveiling his infrastructure plan, Trump also released his 2019 budget blueprint Monday. [White House budget proposes increase to defense spending and cuts to safety net, but federal deficit would remain]The White House's spending priorities for 2018 renege on President Trump's many promises to lower the deficit and keep Medicare and Medicaid spending without cuts. An additional $50 billion would be directed to rural infrastructure programs, distributed to governors through block grants.