This Blueprint opens with a message from President Donald Trump outlining his key initiatives for U.S. Federal spending and also provides a message from the Director, Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney to further emphasize President Trump's budget blueprint agenda for the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. The major initiatives included within this Blueprint for the President's 2018 Budget include the following: -Provides for one of the largest increases in defense spending without increasing the debt; -Significantly increases the budget for immigration enforcement at the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security; -Includes additional resources for a wall on the southern border with Mexico, immigration judges, expanded detention capacity, U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Border Patrol; -Increases funding to address violent crime and reduces opioid abuse; and -Puts America first by keeping more of America's hard-earned tax dollars here at home. The core of President Donald Trump's first Budget Blueprint is the rebuilding of our Nation's military without adding to our Federal deficit. There is a $54 billion increase in defense spending in 2018 that is offset by targeted reductions elsewhere. This defense funding is vital to rebuilding and preparing our Armed Forces for the future. Some of the reductions include proposals to eliminate funding for other independent agencies, including: the African Development Foundation; the Appalachian Regional Commission; the Chemical Safety Board; the Corporation for National and Community Service; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; the Delta Regional Authority; the Denali Commission; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the Inter-American Foundation; the U.S. Trade and Development Agency; the Legal Services Corporation; the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation; the Northern Border Regional Commission; the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; the United States Institute of Peace; the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness; and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. American citizens, economists, financial management personnel, including U.S. Federal financial forecasters that manage the U.S. Federal Government spending and debt, regulatory compliance officers in Federal, State, and municipal governments, plus corporations, special interest groups for U.S. national security, and defense interests, plus the arts, humanities, libraries, museums, overseas investments, public broadcasting, regional commissions and small independent agency employees and management teams may be interested in this volume.