The White House unveils budget, infrastructure proposals

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Update 12:10 p.m. ET: The White House has released its budget proposal, which you can read via The Hill here, and its infrastructure plan, which you can read here. Our original post appears below.

On Monday, the White House is releasing its 2019 budget proposal and a $200 billion infrastructure plan, both of which will face long odds of being enacted. The budget proposal will seek to shrink the 10-year federal deficit by $3 trillion, from more than $10 trillion currently estimated, but will not even pretend to eliminate it — abandoning what The Washington Post drily calls "a North Star for the Republican Party for several decades." Republicans in Congress passed a tax plan in December that will add at least $1 trillion to the deficit over 10 years, and lawmakers in both parties approved spending measures last week that will cost about $500 billion over the next two years.

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