Q & A on impact that President Trump's recently unveiled budget plan will have on the nation's poor, vulnerable

President Trump released his FY 2018 budget proposal “The New Foundation for American Greatness” on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, calling for a $54 billion increase in defense spending and an increase in immigration enforcement and border security funding along with stark cuts across much of the rest of the government including the elimination of dozens of long-standing federal programs that assist the poor and most vulnerable among us.

In the following Q & A link, Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, emphasizes the moral imperatives involved in such decisions and expresses concerns about their impact on the nation’s poor and vulnerable.