President's Budget Proposals Would Hurt Rural America

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Written by Anna Johnson with Jordan Rasmussen

The president’s fiscal year 2019 budget was released last week. This is an annual event, where the president formally requests funding for government programs from Congress. Since government programs live and die by their funding, this is the major annual opportunity for the president to set comprehensive positions and priorities for the government’s work.

This latest budget includes many proposals that would be detrimental to rural America. While Congress has the final say on how to fund or not to fund, the president’s budget starts those negotiations for the next fiscal year.

We are concerned rural America has been dealt a very poor hand by this budget. Below, we unpack several of the most troublesome proposals.