The Latest on President Donald Trump’s request for $400.9 billion in military spending (all times local):10:20 p.m.
President Donald Trump says the U.S. military is on track to have the largest ever peacetime budget in history and it will be ready for the challenges ahead.
The U.N. Security Council approved the plan Thursday to increase the U,S.
budget to $400bn for 2018 and 2019, bringing it to a total of $480.6bn.
The increase will come with a reduction in the U-2, the spy plane that has been in service since the 1960s, and the UCAV, a new aircraft.
Trump, who is visiting Asia, is seeking a total U.K. contribution of $1.8 trillion for 2018, a total increase of $200 billion over the UCLOT and the $200bn for 2019.
Trump is also seeking $150 billion in additional funding for infrastructure and education, a request that has angered Democrats who say it’s shortsighted and does not address the underlying problems in the country.
The White House says President Donald Trumps request for more money for military spending is expected to be approved.
The President has submitted his request to the U!
C.S., the UClOT, and to Congress for an additional $400billion for 2018.
He says the total will include $1 trillion in military aid and the remainder will be dedicated to rebuilding America’s infrastructure.
In a statement, the White House said the President believes his request will be approved in a timely manner.
It says the President has already made the following:The President is seeking an additional U.C.B. of $400b to help rebuild the countrys infrastructure.
The plan includes funding for $350 billion for the UH-1Y and $150bn for the B-2 stealth bomber program, both of which are under development.