Local Agencies Face Cuts Under Proposed Federal Budget

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President Donald Trump's proposed budget would gut programs for science and the environment, reflecting the Republican's rejection of mainstream science.

Under Trump's plan, funding would disappear altogether for 19 independent agencies that count on federal money for public broadcasting, the arts and regional programs from Alaska to Appalachia.

All presidential budgets are fantasies - spending decisions are made by Congress, where anti-government ideology crashes into the realities of American life and politics. Together, the two spending boosts represent a total of $131 billion in proposed new military-related spending.

Trump's first budget will also feature substantial increases in spending for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, law enforcement and school choice. So it's not obvious how slashing billions from the NIH budget, as the Trump administration proposes, will bring more jobs to America.

Want more updates from Amanda Terkel? "We went through his speeches, we went through articles that have been written about his policies, we talked to him, and we wanted to know what his policies were, and we turned those policies into numbers". The budget also ends all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. "In this sense, this budget ignores the 70 percent of spending that is responsible for 90 percent of spending growth over the next decade and tells us nothing about how the Administration will address the nation's unsustainably rising national debt".

"President Trump and OBM Director Mick Mulvaney are showing the political will to take the axe to many bloated and unnecessary programs".

Donald Trump wants to cut the US Environmental Protection Agency's spending by about $2.4bn- almost a third of its budget - which would force the cancellation of all research into climate change.

[Trump's budget] smacks of Reaganomics back in the 1980s with a large increase in defense spending and hefty cuts for programmes which are created to help the poor.

Mulvaney acknowledged that the budget would not be balanced in the upcoming 2018 fiscal year but said the administration wants to put the country on a path toward eventually wiping out annual deficits. WIC, which was piloted as a supplemental food program back in 1972, provides federal grants to states to assist low-income pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children who are at nutritional risk with supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education.

"As people of faith, we can not turn our back on those in desperate need", more than 100 Christian leaders wrote in a letter to House and Senate officials and posted Thursday (March 16) on the website of World Vision.

"BUT HOW WILL I SURVIVE ON THIS BUDGET? you may be wondering".

The budget proposal doesn't include a specific funding figure for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which had a budget of $7 billion in 2016.

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