However, the White House told the Washington Post that the ‘$50m for 50m’ characterisation of the programme was not accurate.
After the initial publication of this article, White House Deputy Director of Communications Jessica Ditto responded in an email that the $50 million figure for 50 million people mischaracterized the initiative.
Ditto pointed toward a presidential memorandum signed Thursday that said that government agencies would be expected to 'prioritize and increase support for the Initiative within their budget proposals and within allocations of appropriated resources'.
The memorandum suggested that agencies would 'seek to collectively attribute no less than $300 million per fiscal year'. It did not offer specifics of where this money would come from.
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