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The Trump administration issued its full budget plan, and like the earlier “skinny” version, it would have a big impact on our region’s economy. It would include major cuts to the federal workforce, as well as historic cuts to entitlement programs like Medicaid and food stamps. We explore what the numbers mean for the Washington region, and how likely the budget is to make it through Congress.
- Jeannette Chapman Deputy Director and Senior Research Associate at the Stephen S. Fuller Institute, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
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