The release of the President’s budget sets policy priorities and will lay out the new administration’s agenda for FY18, which begins Oct. 1. President Trump will likely follow in the footsteps of previous first-year presidents, submitting what’s known as a “skinny budget” in late-March or April. Devoid of details usually included in other presidential budget requests, a first-year president’s budget proposal offers a high level view of the president’s vision. For Trump, the budget will reflect the messages of his campaign—eliminating waste, “draining the swamp,” and reinvesting in defense and homeland security programs. 

Transition years are different

Transition years throw a kink in the process as a new administration takes office and fills key positions.


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