On Tuesday, the fiscal budget for 2018 has been released, which is set to include major defunds of Planned Parenthood.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said “yes,” when asked if the new budget will be defunding the abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
He says that it is still not set in stone, as his budget makes the assumptions that the American Health Care Act passes.
This new budget is called, “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” It is scheduled to be posted at 11 am on Tuesday morning.
The budget is set to balance over 10 years and will put the President’s priorities directly into action.
President Donald Trump will be putting pressure on the House Freedom Caucuss when it comes to the American Health Care Act to vote for passing the bill by defunding Planned Parenthood. This move will also remove government funding from an abortion provider.
Mulvaney will deliver the budget to the Hill on Tuesday and will testify before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday and the Senate Budget Committee on Thursday. Defunding of Planned Parenthood was a provision of the AHCA that President Donald Trump used to put pressure on the conservative House Freedom Caucus to vote for passage of the bill. The Director said that the budget balances in 10 years and funds the President’s priorities.
Mulvaney told reporters at the Monday briefing that the budget focuses in on more money for defense, border security, law enforcement, veterans, and school choice.
The AHCA struggled to pass the House and faces an uphill battle to passage in the Senate. Asked during the Monday briefing about changes to Medicaid, Mulvaney said, “We assume the Affordable Health Care Act that passed out of the House passes. That has some Medicaid changes into it. We wrap that into our budget proposals. We go another half a step further and ratchet down some of the growth rates that are assumed in the AHCA.”