Trump announces that he will seek to reduce his country’s defense budget. Representatives has adopted a $ 733 billion defense budget for 2020 instead of $ 750 billion requested by the Trump administration.
Trump said in an interview with C-Span:
“We have very strong armed forces and they are much stronger after the recent budget.”
“Later I would be able to reduce them at some point, but we had to modernize our forces. Armed “.
Asked about plans to reduce the defense budget, Trump said: “Certainly.”
The US Senate has adopted a $ 750 billion defense budget bill for fiscal 2020 starting Oct. 1, 2019.
Trump announces administration request:
The US House of Representatives has adopted a $ 733 billion defense budget for 2020 instead of $ 750 billion requested by the Trump administration.
The existence of two copies of this document is common in the United States.
A special committee of representatives:
In this case, a special committee of representatives of both parties will be created to work out an agreement that will vote for both chambers of the US Congress.
Positions of the chambers:
Differences in the positions of the chambers usually become a pretext for political bargaining, including in other areas.
The US defense budget for the fiscal year 2019 is 716 billion dollars, more than 20 billion dollars (3%) than in 2018.