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One informational source who is not inside the federal government but who has extensive contacts with the government, told Healthcare Informatics that OMB officials had prepared the budget without any consultation with anyone within CMS or ONC.

That is still less than some of Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress have called for, including the heads of the committees in the Senate and House of Representatives that oversee the USA military. Republicans briefly shuttered the government four years ago after a budget disagreement with former President Obama.

The two sides have until late April to fund the government and avert a shutdown.

The Trump budget proposal also calls for the elimination of $667 million of federal grants to cities and states for homeland security, including $190 million to New York City alone.

An 18 percent cut in the budget of Health and Human Services would mostly be borne by the National Institutes of Health, as well as programs to train medical professionals. Trump's budget would also eliminate all funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission, which funds programs in counties in the Southern Tier as well as in relatively well off Tompkins and Schoharie counties.

One of the five bullet points in the introduction to the document "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again" states that the fiscal plan "puts America first by keeping more of America's hard-earned tax dollars here at home".

Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, said, "I think that a lot of people's jobs would be at risk".

If we can cut enough librarians, scientists and after-school programs for kids, Trump's budget director calculates, we can fund more weapons programs-including a renewed investment in nuclear weapons. Trump wants to hike spending by $54 billion, paid for with cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid.

Trump's plan is already coming under attack from Democrats.

"In fact, a senior aide to GOP leadership on Capitol Hill said the President's budget is 'a joke... we've learned not to listen to anything he says or does". The global education programs run by the Department of Education - which provide funding for foreign language and area studies - are also included on a list of programs slated for reductions or elimination.

Trump also proposes completely eliminating federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities. While Republicans control both the House and the Senate, history shows that for all their fiscal conservative talk, Republicans often are loath to actually cut the cord of federal spending. That includes a cut of $5.8 billion, about 20 percent of NIH's $30 billion budget. It's part of the block grants that we give to the states. Target arts or public television or heating assistance for low-income Americans or affordable housing? President Trump talks about creating jobs, but he is cutting the education and skills training programs that enable our workers to secure the good-paying jobs they need to succeed in today's economy.

The so-called "skinny budget" released by President Donald Trump last week is so odious, harsh and ill-considered - not to mention widely panned in Congress on a bipartisan basis - that it hardly seems worthy of further condemnation.

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