Department of the Interior
The budget would double— to $900 million — spending for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program that allows governments at all levels to buy land for parks and recreation and protect public lands, historic sites and battlefields. The budget calls for spending on the conservation fund to be mandatory starting in the budget year that begins in October 2017. The president’s plan is likely to face opposition from congressional Republicans who have long argued that the federal government struggles to adequately maintain land it already owns.
Total spending: $15.9 billion.
Spending that needs Congress’ annual approval: $13.2 billion.
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