March 16 (UPI) -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer will likely face questions about President Donald Trump's proposed budget and two federal judges' suspension of the travel ban at Thursday's press briefing.
Spicer is scheduled to answer questions by reporters at 2 p.m.
He's expected to address the budget the Office of Management and Budget sent to Congress Thursday morning. The $1.1 trillion budget includes a $52.3 billion increase in spending for the Department of Defense and an additional $4.4 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Trump's budget proposes a 31 percent cut for the Environmental Protection Agency and a 29 percent reduction for the State Department.
Since Spicer's last briefing, two federal judges -- in Hawaii and Maryland -- blocked or partially suspended Trump's executive order temporarily banning some refugees and immigration.
Hawaii's Federal District Judge Derrick K. Watson said the order -- a revision of an earlier order that was also struck down -- didn't pass muster.
"The illogic of the government's intentions is palpable," the judge wrote. "The notion that no one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed."
On Thursday, Trump is scheduled to attend a luncheon at the Capitol with Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny and later speak with the Irish leader and his wife at the White House.