Trump’s budget proposes $2.2 trillion for military in 2019, $1 trillion in 2020
Trump’s White House has proposed a $2 trillion military spending bill to Congress this week, with the administration proposing to spend $1.5 trillion for 2019 and $1 billion for 2020.
The $1,000 increase for the military is $800 million over the $1 million in the $6.5 billion omnibus spending bill passed in December.
The $1 in the omnibus bill was part of the $2,000 defense spending increase included in the House version of the omnibiliary budget for 2019.
The military has already received an additional $1 of spending for fiscal year 2019, with $1 for $6 billion for a total of $1billion for the next fiscal year.
The 2018 omnibus included $500 million for the first fiscal year and $400 million for each subsequent year.
The spending bill also calls for a $500 billion increase in the national debt, the first increase in debt since 2006, the year President Trump was elected.
Trump has argued that the United States must keep its promise to reduce spending, but critics argue that his spending proposals are too small and not large enough.