Pres. Trump’s budget proposal could be good for Drum; lawmakers react

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President Donald Trump rolled out his first-ever budget proposal in full on Thursday, and there is seemingly some positive news for Fort Drum.

The $1.15 trillion plan is wide in scope, cutting deep into programs like the Environmental Protection Agency. But it would also add $54 billion into beefing up the military.

The budget would direct funding to fighting Islamic militants, add ships, jets and other weaponry–all of which would likely benefit Drum and the surrounding area.

Lawmakers are out in force responding to President Donald Trump’s proposal.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Trump’s plan to cut programs like one that gives funding to regional airports, help for heating and Meals on Wheels, “devastaing to the middle class.” Echoing that through a release, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand vowed to, “do everything I can to fight these harmful cuts.”

And according to 7 News, a spokesperson said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik does not support “the proposed cuts to the State Department, the Department of Education and the EPA.”

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