In his budget, Trump also proposes the elimination of a discretionary grant program launched by President Barack Obama that was slated to spend almost $500 million a year on highways, public transit and other projects.
It's not clear from the budget if the 25 percent cut in food stamps would reduce how much each recipient would receive or if over 200,000 people in Alabama would be taken off the program.
The White House spending document eliminates funding for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program, which was set up by the Obama administration's 2009 economic stimulus package to provide an extra injection of cash for surface transportation projects. "We have embraced slow growth strategies over the last eight years, and now we have an administration and a Congress committed to pro-growth strategies".
TIGER grants are a generally popular funding tool among cities and states, but have drawn the ire of some Republicans.
Mulvaney's appearance was one of four slated Wednesday as Trump Cabinet officials fanned out on Capitol Hill to defend Trump's budget, which contains jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs.
Mnuchin emphasized the need for tax cuts, and says his top priority is creating sustainable economic growth.
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"We are not kicking anybody off any program who really needs it", he said.
Medicaid, the federal/state health insurance program for the poor and disabled, would be cut by more than $600 billion over the next decade.
-Young Workers: By not addressing Social Security or Medicare benefits for retirees, Trump's budget increases the likelihood that young workers will eventually face either significant benefit cuts or big tax increases.
"What Trumponomics is and what this budget is a part of, is trying to get to sustained 3 percent economic growth in this country again", White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said in a briefing with reporters on Monday. "We're going to measure compassion by how many people we can get off these programs". Representative Mark Sanford, a Republican, told Mr Mulvaney that Mr Trump's budget "presumes a Goldilocks economy" that never goes into recession.
"We know that the president's budget won't pass as proposed".
Trump's GOP allies rejected such cuts when wrapping up long-overdue legislation for the current budget year, which ends September 30.
"Idaho simply can not afford to absorb the costs we would incur if a version of this budget is approved by Congress", center director Lauren Necochea said.
It's worse than even some of President Trump's most vociferous critics could have imagined.
There would be an extra $1 billion for Title 1 school choice programs and public school portability, which Education Secretary Betsy DeVos supports.
The plan, Trump's first as president, combines $4.1 trillion for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year with a promise to bring the budget back into balance in 10 years, relying on aggressive spending cuts, a surge in economic growth - and a $2 trillion-plus accounting gimmick. He promised out-of-work coal miners he'd get them their old jobs back, even if that's likely impossible; told seniors and poor people he was the only candidate who wouldn't touch their Social Security or Medicaid, even as his party actively tried to overhaul those programs; and told the nation he'd end the opioid epidemic ripping through communities across America - a promise he's now also turning his back on. "It's not fair to the people that have been paying in for years", Trump said at a leadership summit in New Hampshire.