Trump's proposed budget includes huge cuts to food stamps, Medicaid programs
President Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget is expected to be released this week and major cuts could be coming to several benefit programs.
The proposed budget would bring cuts to Medicaid, federal employee pensions and even food stamps.
The blueprint is already getting panned by lawmakers in both parties.
Cuts would include $193 billion from food stamps over the next 10 years, which is a cut of more than 25 percent. The program, which helps about 42 million people in the U.S., would cut back eligibility and impose additional work requirements.
The plan also is targeting the Medicaid health program and nursing home care to millions of older Americans. Trump also hopes to include paid leave for parents after the birth or adoption of a child and funding for the promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Details on President Trump’s budget are expected to be released publicly on Tuesday.