The State Department leadership voiced&nbsp;support for President Trump's proposed budget, which would impose deep cuts on spending for diplomacy and foreign aid, but critics vowed to fight to restore the funds in Congress.In a statement, the department said&nbsp;the president's $37.6-billion request for it and for the U.S. Agency for International Development would&nbsp;support "a leaner, more efficient government" in line with Trump's "America first"&nbsp;mantra.If approved by Congress, that would represent a reduction of roughly 30%&nbsp;from the current fiscal year.Nongovernmental agencies that receive State Department support to carry out humanitarian and other work around the globe&nbsp;expressed deep alarm.The State Department statement said its new priorities would include efforts to&nbsp;counter terrorism, support&nbsp;Israel, promote border security and battle&nbsp;transnational crime&nbsp;and the spread of infectious diseases.The statement makes no mention of women-empowerment programs or efforts&nbsp;to fight climate change, issues that rose to prominence&nbsp;under the Obama administration.The proposed budget would allow the United States&nbsp;to "remain engaged" in the United Nations, but officials would seek a "more fair distribution of the funding burden," the statement said.And it would eliminate "direct funding for quasi- and non-governmental organizations that serve niche missions."The American Jewish World Service, which fights poverty all over the world through 450 local organizations, said much of its work would be jeopardized."At a time when poverty, human rights abuses, famines and conflicts are wreaking havoc globally," said the group's president,&nbsp;Robert Bank, "the United States must not abdicate its long bipartisan tradition of providing development assistance and diplomatic support to the most vulnerable people around the world."Mercy Corps, a U.S.-based development and advocacy organization that works in 40 countries, said "gutting development programs" was "short-sighted" and "absolutely shameful" and could put millions of lives at risk.Rep.&nbsp;Eliot&nbsp;Engel (D-N.Y.), ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, called the budget "cruel and mean-spirited" and said it would force the United States&nbsp;to abandon "our global role as a champion for freedom, democracy and the rule of law."&ldquo;If President Trump thinks the United States can shrink into a defensive crouch without long-term repercussions, he's sorely mistaken," Engel said.