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Montgomery County Government finishes Budget Hearings

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government has completed a major step in the budget process for the fiscal year 2021.

Regularly scheduled budget hearings have been occurring since April 16th between members of the budget committee, the accounts and budget director and assistant director, as well as department heads and elected officials who presented their budgets.

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Public Credits Donald Trump More Than Barack Obama for Booming Economy

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “In the new fight between President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama over who did most for the economy, Gallup has an answer: Trump,” Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner.
 
“A solid majority” of Americans, 61 percent, gave President Trump credit for the improving economy. A full 10 percent fewer said former President Obama deserves credit.

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Latest from Lamar Alexander: Reviewing budget recommendations from President Donald Trump

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, President Donald Trump announced his budget recommendations for fiscal year 2021. I appreciate the president’s budget suggestions and will carefully consider them as Congress begins the process of funding the federal government for the next fiscal year.

Under the Constitution, it is Congress’ job to set spending priorities and pass appropriations bills, and my priorities will continue to be making sure our national defense, national laboratories, the National Institutes of Health and national parks have the resources they need.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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President Donald Trump unveils responsible budget for a strong America

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump unveiled his budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year this past week, which combines responsible cuts to long-term government spending with common-sense investments in America’s working class.
 
The highlights include proposed funding increases for the core functions of the U.S. government—Veterans Affairs, NASA, and Homeland Security among them—along with sensible reductions to foreign aid and areas of redundancy across the Federal bureaucracy.

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President Donald Trump has Given Us a Path to a Balanced Budget, It’s Pro-Worker, Pro-Family, Pro-Growth

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “In 2017, Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously cajoled House Republicans to produce a budget, warning ‘show me your budget, show me your values.’

She was understood to mean that you can learn about someone’s deepest convictions judging the way in which they spend their money,” Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) writes for Fox News.

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NASA Statement on Moon to Mars Initiative, President Donald Trump’s FY 2021 Budget

 

Jim Bridenstine addresses NASA’s ambitious plans for the coming years, including Mars Sample Return.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – “President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget for NASA is worthy of 21st century exploration and discovery. The President’s budget invests more than $25 billion in NASA to fortify our innovative human space exploration program while maintaining strong support for our agency’s full suite of science, aeronautics and technology work.

“The budget proposed represents a 12% increase and makes this one of the strongest budgets in NASA history. The reinforced support from the President comes at a critical time as we lay the foundations for landing the first woman and the next man on the South Pole of the Moon by 2024. This budget keeps us firmly on that path.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine delivers the State of NASA address from NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on Feb. 10, 2020. (NASA)

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine delivers the State of NASA address from NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on Feb. 10, 2020. (NASA)

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President Donald Trump’s Administration Seeks Increased Funding to Continue Curbing Drug Crisis

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Today, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll released the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Drug Control Budget, which requests $35.7 billion for counter-drug efforts, an increase of $94 million from the previous year.

The request includes $18.6 billion for prevention and treatment efforts, and $17.1 billion for domestic law enforcement, interdiction, and international drug control efforts.  These efforts and resources will enable the Nation to achieve the goals and objectives of the National Drug Control Strategy.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Senator Lamar Alexander’s Statement on President Donald Trump’s Budget Proposal

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021:

“I appreciate the president’s budget suggestions and will carefully consider his recommendations as Congress begins the process to fund the federal government for the next fiscal year. Under the Constitution, it is Congress’ job to set spending priorities and pass appropriations bills, and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, my priorities will continue to be making sure our national defense, national laboratories, the National Institutes of Health and national parks have the resources they need.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Americans Have Failed People With Mental Illness, President Donald Trump’s New Budget Will Change That

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “President Donald Trump is exceptionally focused on fighting for Americans who can’t fight for themselves and confronting problems other administrations, Democratic and Republican, have ignored. This is particularly true for Americans who suffer from addiction and serious mental disorders,” White House Domestic Policy Council Director Joe Grogan writes.
 
Nearly 50 million Americans experienced some form of mental illness in 2018. The President’s new budget, out today, proposes the boldest reforms in decades to help them.

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‘Risk’ discussed following Army budget request

 

Written by David Vergun
Army News Service

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – At what point does the Army become a hollow and ineffective fighting force if the drawdown and budget cuts continue?

Army leaders were asked that question during a media roundtable at the Pentagon, March 5th, just a day after the Army’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget was revealed.

Weighing in on the question was Brig. Gen. John G. Ferrari, deputy director of Army Program, Analysis and Evaluation.

At some point, the Army’s ability to sustain combat in strategic depth would be eroded he said, describing it not in terms of a magic number but as a continuum of risk level. «Read the rest of this article»

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