Budget director Mick Mulvaney says administration officials should not provide any further details beyond what was in the 53-page document.
The budget eliminates funds for the National Endowment for the Arts, legal aid for the poor, low-income heating assistance and the AmeriCorps program.
Here’s how statements by Trump and his team compare with the CBO’s estimates.
Conservative lawmakers and others blasted the bill, underscoring the challenge Republicans face in trying to pass one of their top priorities.
Democracy probably would survive the demise of the NEA, which was created in 1965 and accounts for a tiny share of arts funding in the United States.