Trump To Add $54 Billion In Military Spending, McCain & Democrats Balk

March 1, 2017 Steve Holland, Reuters 0

President Trump proposed increasing the military’s budget by $54 billion, a 10% bump totaling $603 billion. War hawks, led by Senator John McCain are demanding even more money. Democrats railed against the increase, because it cuts into domestic programs such as those carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump’s plan would reduce foreign aid and would cut the State Department’s budget up to 30%.