White House Planning to Cut Non-Defense Spending by $54 Billion
An early OMB blueprint for the president’s fiscal 2018 budget request looks to transfer $54 billion from non-defense programs and agencies, including the FDA, to the military.
The plan — which focuses on totals for federal discretionary spending, without agency-by-agency details — was made public last week.
White House officials said the full budget proposal will be published in May. Presidential budget requests are considered by Congress in the appropriations process, and are usually submitted in February or March.