Trump has proposed cutting the budget of the Department of state by 29 percent

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The administration of Donald trump proposes to reduce the budget of the Department of state in 2018 at 29%, according to a draft budget posted on the White house website.

The total budget of the state Department, the U.S. Agency for international development (USAID) and the international programs of the Ministry of Finance is the project of the budget of 27.1 billion against $ 38 billion in the 2017 financial year.

Accurate alignment of articles in the budget of the state Department, the White house did not provide. Earlier, representatives of the administration stated that the main reduction will be on international assistance.

To the draft budget became law, would require the approval of both houses of Congress and the signature of the President. Traditionally, the draft budget is only a broad description of the priorities of the White house, and the real budget is usually the result of bargaining and compromise between the administration and the Congress. For example, achieved by both parties, the budget compromise for the remainder of 2017 (end of October) almost completely eliminated the requirements of a trump to reduce the budgets of several ministries.

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