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Federal Budget: Last Week Tonight

The recently submitted federal budget plan proposes large funding cuts to many agencies with cuts falling hardest on the areas of science and environmental regulation.

The budget is a blueprint from the President of the United States containing his wish list for the way he would like the government to be funded and his priorities. In summary it calls for a $54 billion increase in defense spending and departments getting cut to their budget are numerous and include the agriculture department, the Labor Department, Commerce Department, Education Department, Transportation Department and more.

John Oliver examines the troubling priorities of the new administration. In light of the looming shutdown of the federal government due to the inability of our representatives to agree on a budget, it's good to know what is in the budget.