A look at Obama's final budget proposal for 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department: __ AGRICULTURE Up or down? Down 5.3 percent Highlight: — Obama's budget for the Agriculture Department includes a proposed $12 billion over 10 years to help...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department:

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AGRICULTURE

Up or down? Down 5.3 percent

Highlight:

— Obama's budget for the Agriculture Department includes a proposed $12 billion over 10 years to help feed schoolchildren from low-income families during the summer. Nearly 22 million low-income children receive free and reduced-price meals during the school year, but just a fraction of those kids receive meals when school is out. Benefits under the proposed program would be loaded onto a debit card that can only be used for food at grocery stores.

The numbers:

Total spending: $155.4 billion, including spending already required by law for food stamps, other government nutrition programs and farm subsidies.

Spending that needs Congress' annual approval: $24.2 billion.

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ENERGY DEPARTMENT

Up or down? Up 6.8 percent

Highlight:

— As part of a pledge following the 2015 Paris climate summit to double spending on clean energy research and development by 2021, the budget would spend $7.7 billion government-wide for a range of clean energy investments, including $5.8 billion in the Energy Department. The figure is a 20 percent increase over current spending money and includes more than $2 billion to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy such as wind, solar and geothermal power.

The numbers:

Total spending: $30.8 billion

Spending that needs Congress' annual approval: $30.2 billion

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Up or down? Up 5.5 percent

Highlight:

— In the aftermath of the water-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, Obama's proposed budget shifts money intended for water infrastructure projects. Overall, the budget cuts $257 million from the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds, reducing total funding to $2 billion for 2017. However, within that larger pool of money, the funds available to provide financial assistance to public water systems is going up $158 million, or about 20 percent. The White House also said it would support earmarking money specifically to help Flint fix its poisoned water in the upcoming energy bill.

The numbers:

Total spending: $8.6 billion

Spending that needs Congress' annual approval: $8.3 billion.

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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Up or down? Up 3 percent

Highlight:

— Responding to an epidemic of heroin addiction and abuse of prescription painkillers, Obama's budget would provide $1 billion in new funding over the next two years for states to help more people get and complete treatment. The money would be allocated to states based on the severity of the epidemic and the strength of their strategy. The budget also includes $500 million in new funding to increase access to treatment for people with serious mental health problems.

The numbers:

Total spending: $1.15 trillion

Spending that needs Congress' annual approval: $78 billion.

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INTERIOR

Up or down? Up 13.6 percent

Highlight:

— 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.

The numbers:

Total spending: $15.9 billion

Spending that needs Congress' annual approval: $13.2 billion

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NASA

Up or down? Down 1.3 percent

Highlight:

—Obama's proposed NASA budget includes a 17 percent cut in spending on human exploration from $4 billion to $3.3 billion. It includes $100 million in a proposed new program to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions from airplanes.

The numbers:

Total spending: $19 billion.

Spending that needs Congress' annual approval: $18.3 billion

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State

Up or down? Down 3.7 percent

Highlight:

— Much of the money is reserved for major State Department efforts such as fighting the Islamic State and meeting the security and humanitarian needs stemming from Syria's civil war. This includes more than $4 billion to stabilize communities liberated from the extremists and to counter IS terrorist plots, financing and recruiting. Other priorities include stemming illegal immigration from Central America, and various global health and climate change initiatives. Embassy security gets $6.1 billion. Almost $1 billion is devoted to countering "Russian aggression."

The numbers:

Total spending: $57.4 billion

Spending that needs Congress' annual approval: $52.2 billion.

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TRANSPORTATION

Up or down? Up 25.8 percent

Highlight:

— Obama's 21st Century Clean Transportation Plan includes $400 million a year for 10 years to help speed the deployment of self-driving vehicles, $10 billion a year to boost construction of new transit projects and $7 billion a year on high-speed rail projects. Congress has previously rejected new money for high-speed rail.

The numbers:

Total spending: $95.4 billion, including spending already required by law on highway and transit aid to states.

Spending that needs Congress' annual approval: $12 billion

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