Trump asks Congress to reduce previously approved Federal budget by $15 billion

WASHINGTON, may 8. /TASS/. The US President Donald trump on Tuesday to send Congress a request for reduction of the previously approved and signed budget for the 2018 fiscal year (ends September 30) of $1.3 trillion to $15 billion. this was stated on Monday the representative of the American administration of high rank during the briefing for journalists held in format of teleconference.

“$15 billion – this is the biggest package reduce [the Federal budget] in the history, we will send this document to Congress] tomorrow. We are waiting for the debate on this issue, and the House of representatives is interested in adopting this package [of cuts],” said he. Thus, according to the representative of the US Administration in the White house expect that the lower house of Congress without any problems approve the document, and then begin negotiations with the Senate.

As he explained, this is done in accordance with the law of 1974 and earlier similar move was made at some point or another by all previous administrations, with the exception of presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. The head of state mainly wants to cut funding for programs related to constantly criticize them health insurance Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. About $7 billion, is expected to be reduced due to cuts in allocations for social insurance program (Child Health Insurance Program, CHIP), which, as noted in the administration, was discontinued last year.

After a request for reduction of the Federal budget goes to Congress, lawmakers will have 45 days to discuss the initiative or making the adjustments. After that, they will have to vote for or against this step, this will require a simple majority of votes.