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President Trump's budget proposal could hurt low-income Hoosiers

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On Monday, President Donald Trump released a 1.5 trillion dollar plan to fix America's roads and bridges. 

"This morning I submitted legislative principles to congress that will spur the biggest and boldest infrastructure investment in American history," said Trump. 

 The price tag of the plan doesn't concern Emily Bryant. 

She's the executive director for Feeding Indiana's Hungry, which is the umbrella organization for food banks in Indiana. 

What does worry her though is how Trump plans to pay for the infrastructure updates, by cutting programs for the poor. 

Bryant says the president's proposal would cut billions from SNAP,  the nation's food stamp program.

As of last year, more than 600,000 Hoosiers are on food stamps.

"We feel these cuts will be devastating to the clients we serve, and are just unconscionable."

But two Indiana lawmakers applaud the president's budget. 

Senator Todd Young tweeted "We must address the true drivers of our debt by strengthening the nation's entitlement programs."

And in a statement, Congressman Jim Banks says "I support the administration's focus on cutting wasteful spending."

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