This budget category supports veterans’ medical care, aid to education, environmental protection, low-income housing, scientific research, infrastructure, public health, national parks, justice and law enforcement, and job training.
Restricting Use of "CHIMP" Savings Would Backtrack on Bipartisan Budget Deal, Shortchange Non-Defense Programs
Congressional Republicans are reportedly considering measures that would undo at least $3 billion of the agreed-upon increase in non-defense funding.
Under the Trump plan, regular non-defense appropriations would fall from year to year in each of the next ten years, leaving funding substantially below the levels agreed to in the recent bipartisan budget agreement.
President Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget will be the first articulation of his budget priorities since enactment of the new tax law.
Funding for non-defense appropriations would remain below its level of eight years ago in inflation-adjusted terms.