The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump unveils budget wish list with domestic cuts, defense hikes

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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump unveils 2020 budget | Proposes 5 percent cuts to domestic spending; hikes for defense | Milwaukee to host Dem convention in 2020 | Boeing under scrutiny after second deadly 737 crash | Trump backs permanent daylight savings time | Senate GOP preps for showdown with Trump | Most desirable suburbs for millennials

  

IN THE WHITE HOUSE

If you like your time change, you can keep it:

This morning, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE threw his support behind keeping the United States on daylight saving time permanently. Trump tweeted: "Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!" http://bit.ly/2u2vFGB

 

Sliding into Congress's DMs like...:

President Trump just unveiled his 2020 congressional budget today. Details: http://bit.ly/2UunKxm

The big ask: $8.6 billion for a border wall. Just pretending the issue hasn't been discussed already. I respect the move.

What else: Trump is also "calling for spending cuts of 5 percent across the federal government [and] turbo-charged defense spending." 

Photo of the budget: http://bit.ly/2TxCSh5

Budget highlights from the White House: http://bit.ly/2J3x7Tr

 

WHY TRUMP WON'T GET HIS WISH LIST:

Congress actually writes the budget. The White House's budget is purely a suggestion to lay out its priorities -- and because Democrats are running the show, it especially does not matter this year. http://bit.ly/2HpYLYl 

YEAH, BUT -- IT COULD CAUSE ANOTHER STANDOFF IN CONGRESS: 

If Congress does not agree to a deal and pass a budget by Oct. 1, the government will shut down again. Oh and: President Trump can always veto a budget passed by Congress.

 

It's Monday -- we are officially on daylight saving time! I'm Cate Martel with a quick recap of the morning and what's coming up. Send comments, story ideas and events for our radar to cmartel@thehill.com -- and follow along on Twitter @CateMartel and Facebook.

 

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ON CAPITOL HILL

Kuuumbaya:
The Senate is expected to vote on a resolution to block President Trump's national emergency declaration by the end of the week. http://bit.ly/2VSh1h2

Why this week: Congress is leaving town at the end of the week for a weeklong recess. 

How many Republican votes Democrats need: At least four Republican votes. And they've got them in the upper chamber.

Where the vote stands -- in good shape for Democrats: "Without an off ramp, the resolution of disapproval has enough votes to pass the Senate, and as many as 15 Republicans could vote for it. That would be an embarrassingly high number for the White House, even if a Trump veto cannot be overridden." 

Meaning: Republicans have five days to find a more palatable solution than the House-passed resolution. 

 

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK:

Via The Hill's Scott Wong and Juliegrace Brufke, "House Republicans would much rather be in the majority, passing bills and fulfilling President Trump's agenda. But they are quickly realizing that life in the minority can come with some perks -- and some easy political victories." The gist: Messaging, not governing, is the key focus. http://bit.ly/2TxLxA7 

WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING IN CONGRESS THIS WEEK:

Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE: "The House is slated to take up a Democrat-backed nonbinding resolution calling on Department of Justice officials to publicly release special counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 election."

Immigration: "Rep. Lucille Roybal-AllardLucille Roybal-AllardThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump unveils budget wish list with domestic cuts, defense hikes This week: Trump set for Senate setback on emergency declaration Why are Trump and Congress avoiding comprehensive immigration reform? MORE (D-Calif.) is expected to reintroduce the DREAM Act, which would provide permanent legal protections and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children on Tuesday."

Violence against women: "The House is expected to act swiftly to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the coming days. Congress allowed VAWA, which provides funding and grants for a variety of programs that tackle domestic abuse, to lapse in February after a provision in a must-pass spending bill that would have extended it was left on the chopping block." 

Nominations: "[Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable' McConnell calls McCain a 'rare patriot' and 'American hero' after Trump criticism MORE (R-Ky.)] has teed up another slate of Trump nominees, including a successor for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals." 

Context and details for each: http://bit.ly/2J6KJx4

  

GETTING TRACTION

Latest with the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash: 

“A jetliner with passengers from at least 35 countries crashed Sunday shortly after leaving Ethiopia’s capital, killing all 157 people on board and renewing concerns about the new model of aircraft involved in the accident, the popular Boeing 737 Max 8.” What we know, via The New York Times: https://nyti.ms/2HpKafr

 

FROM A FORMER FAA SAFETY INSPECTOR:

“A former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspector urged travelers to exercise caution over the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after a series of crashes.” David Soucie said on CNN's "Newsroom": "I've never said that, 'Hey, it's unsafe to fly a particular model' but in this case, I'm going to have to go there. I just looked at the flight data of that aircraft: It’s strikingly similar, same issues we had with the Max Air. So yeah, I would watch for that airplane." Watch: http://bit.ly/2UvkqCb

BOEING’S STOCKS DROPPED: 

Boeing’s stocks dropped nine percent this morning. https://cnn.it/2SUfrJy

THE BLACK BOX WAS FOUND:

https://cnn.it/2F6XDY9

WHICH AIRLINES ARE STILL FLYING BOEING 737 MAX 8S:

The list includes American Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The list: https://cnn.it/2XTLDkb

THE VICTIMS OF THE CRASH:

https://nyti.ms/2XNBgON

 

Another potential "Me Too" story:

Via Politico's Alex Thompson and Daniel Strauss, a former aide to Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand shows off 'just trying to get some ranch' t-shirt Rubio to introduce legislation to keep Supreme Court at 9 seats The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Dems put manufacturing sector in 2020 spotlight MORE (D-N.Y.) resigned over the handling of sexual harassment claims in the senator's office. https://politi.co/2TsyLTo

What a former aide alleges: "In July, the female staffer alleged one of Gillibrand's closest aides -- who was a decade her senior and married -- repeatedly made unwelcome advances after the senator had told him he would be promoted to a supervisory role over her. She also said the male aide regularly made crude, misogynistic remarks in the office about his female colleagues and potential female hires."

The full story: https://politi.co/2TsyLTo

  

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Announced this morning -- how is Milwaukee in July?:

Via The Wall Street Journal's Ken Thomas, the Democratic National Committee has chosen Milwaukee for the party's 2020 nominating convention. The dates: July 13-16, 2020. Details: https://on.wsj.com/2HflNBLn

Interesting context: The Associated Press's Jonathan Lemire tweeted, "Making VERY sure their nominee gets to Wisconsin this time around" http://bit.ly/2XNupox

 

This headline would have felt wildly unrealistic if it were on "The Jetsons"

'Most 2020 Dems reject socialism label'"
Via The Hill's Michael Burke, most of the Democratic presidential candidates are trying to distance themselves from the label of socialism. Why: Worries that democratic socialism could divide the party. http://bit.ly/2HbnzUB

Which candidates are trying to distance themselves for that label: Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 Big Tech is not the enemy, Sen. Warren MORE (D-Mass.) and former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) embraced capitalism over the weekend.

Which candidate is embracing the socialism label: Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses RNC says it raised .6 million in February Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 MORE (I-Vt.).

How this could play out: http://bit.ly/2HbnzUB

  

A presidential contender you should start watching:

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., received a lot of attention for his CNN town hall last night. 

If, like me, you can NEVER remember the pronunciation of Buttigieg: Just keep replaying this: http://bit.ly/2F4UMiq ;)

Full video of the CNN town hall: http://bit.ly/2UByvOB

HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS:

OH, we're going there -- he had quite the line about Pence: "How could he allow himself to become the cheerleader of the porn star presidency? Is it that he stopped believing in scripture when he started believing in Donald Trump? I don't know." Watch: http://bit.ly/2XNPbEk

On his age: "I get that I'm the young guy in the conversation, but I would say experience is what qualifies me to have a seat at this table." Buttigieg is 37. Watch: http://bit.ly/2VQ6Vgy

REACTION FROM FORMER OBAMA ADVISER DAVID AXELROD -- IT'S PRETTY HIGH PRAISE: 

"Have rarely seen a candidate make better use of televised Town Hall than [Pete Buttigieg] is on CNN tonight. Crisp, thoughtful and relatable. He'll be a little less of a long shot tomorrow." http://bit.ly/2VNvgn7

 

NOTABLE TWEETS

Speaking of 'The Jetsons':

 

ON TAP

Noon: The House met. The House's full schedule today: http://bit.ly/2TrGMIh

12:15 p.m. EDT: President Trump has lunch with Vice President Pence.

1:30 p.m. EDT: President Trump receives an intelligence briefing.

2 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence meets with the king of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the Roosevelt Room.

3 p.m. EDT: The Senate meets.

5:30 p.m. EDT: The Senate votes to invoke cloture on the nomination of Paul B. Matey, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit judge for the 3rd Circuit. The Senate's full schedule today: http://bit.ly/2VMTJJr

6:30 p.m. EDT: First and last votes in the House.

Today–Sunday: South by Southwest 2019. The schedule and lineup: http://bit.ly/2NVEk6Q

April 3-6: Peak bloom for the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. Photo of the National Mall's 'Game of Thrones'-style advertisement: http://bit.ly/2HgPjqW

^Speaking of! -- April 14: The final season of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' begins. https://cnet.co/2u1JsNJ

 

WHAT TO WATCH

2 p.m. EDT: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Acting Budget Director Russell Vought give an on-camera press briefing. Livestream: http://bit.ly/2EXmAUG

5 p.m. EDT: The House Rules Committee discusses whether special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report will be made public. Livestream: https://cs.pn/2Cdcpum

 

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...

Today is National Oatmeal Nut Waffles DayI'm sorry, what?

  

Down with micro apartments:

According to Zillow, here are 20 of the most desirable suburbs where millennials are buying homes: https://cnb.cx/2VKgf5E

 

And because you made it to the end, here's a dog who is helping out around the house: http://bit.ly/2TEeKIN