House Republicans on Tuesday released a 10-year budget blueprint that includes proposed increases to military spending while attempting to balance the federal budget with cuts to programs like Medicaid and food stamps — setting up GOP efforts to overhaul the tax code this fall.
“It will lay out a path to balance, promote job creation, give our military the resources they need to protect our nation, and hold Washington accountable,” said House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black, R-Tenn. “This budget also sets out reconciliation instructions to fix our broken tax code and make long-overdue reforms to mandatory spending.”
The budget proposal also puts House Republican leaders on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Trump.
The budget blueprint attempts to balance the budget within a decade largely through deep cuts to a wide swath of domestic programs.
Originally published by Fox News.