Daines, Tester react to President Trump’s budget proposal

BILLINGS – The White House sent its $4.1 trillion dollar spending plan to Capitol Hill Tuesday.

President Donald Trump is looking to balance the budget in 10 years with big spending cuts and faster economic growth.

That includes an almost $3.6 trillion dollars in cuts to programs including Medicaid, food stamps, and Social Security Disability insurance.

“We looked at his budget through the eye of the people who are actually paying the bills,” said Mick Mulvaney, White House budget director. “We are not kicking anybody off of any program who really needs it. We have plenty of money in this country to take care of the people who need help. ”

Lawmakers have different ideas about what the budget should look like and they control the purse strings.

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