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Closer look: President Trump's 2018 fiscal budget plan

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(WTVM) – President Donald Trump is gearing up for yet another fight within his first 100 days in office. This time it involves his fiscal 2018 budget plan.

President Trump's budget proposal is just the beginning of his goal to reshape the American government.

This budget recommendation would need to pass the house and senate and as of Thursday, top lawmakers are split on the proposal.

Lawmakers are getting their first look at President Trump's $1.1 trillion budget blueprint.

The budget plan would increase spending at the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Under this proposal, however, there would be huge cuts to the State Department, Environmental Protection Agency, and Housing and Domestic programs.

The White House calls this a skinny budget. A complete budget will be released in May.

Trump's fiscal 2018 budget plan would eliminate funding for 19 agencies (Click here for an in-depth look):

  • African Development Foundation
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Chemical Safety Board
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Delta Regional Authority
  • Denali Commission
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Inter-American Foundation
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • Legal Services Corporation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
  • Northern Border Regional Commission
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • U.S. Institute of Peace
  • U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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