After signing the budget deal, Trump tweeted that Republicans were “forced to increase spending on things we do not like or want” by the Democrats. We’re curious though, what is it that Trump doesn’t like or want?
Is it $90 billion in funding for disaster relief?
Fox News: “The agreement contains about $90 billion in overdue disaster aid, providing relief to hurricane-ravaged Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, in addition to areas destroyed by wildfires, specifically in California.”
Is it billions in aid to Puerto Rico?
The Hill: “It also has $2 billion to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands rebuild their electric grids and $2.4 billion to help citrus growers in Florida and farmers in other areas recover from hurricanes and wildfires. It spends $4.9 billion in Medicaid funds for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were hit hard by Hurricane Maria in 2017.”
Is it $20 billion in funding toward new infrastructure projects?
Fox News: “Schumer said $20 billion will go toward infrastructure such as highways and bridge construction and repair, water and wastewater projects, and rural broadband.”
Is it funding for veterans’ health care?
The Hill: “The bill provides funding to reduce the backlog of more than 400,000 claims at Department of Veterans Affairs health centers.”
Is it extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program?
Fox News: “The budget deal also extends the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a system created in 1997 that provides low-cost health coverage to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, from ages six to 10.”
Is it funding to fight the opioid and mental health crises?
Fox News: “The deal also takes a large step forward in the national fight against the opioid epidemic -- a problem that Trump has been adamant about combatting since he took office. It will dedicate $6 billion toward mental health and the fight against opioid abuse.”
Is it funding for medical research at the National Institutes of Health?
USA Today: “That includes: … $2 billion to fund medical research at the National Institutes of Health”
You tell us, we’re dying to know.