“President Trump’s budget proposal once again reflects his agenda to benefit the wealthy at the expense of low-income and middle class families in this country. President Trump may claim this proposal strengthens our country’s safety—yet the reality is that it fuels economic insecurity, weakens the foundation of key social services and destabilizes our communities. His proposal would undermine New Yorker’s safety, eradicate federal funding to the NYPD for counterterrorism and limit the City’s ability to effectively serve and protect its constituents. From slashing public housing to cutting initiatives for public schools or diverting investments away from infrastructure, President Trump would take us down a very dangerous path. The Council will do everything in its power to ensure New Yorkers get their fair share and remain safe in their communities.  “America First” starts by putting the people first—it’s that simple.”