Saturday, March 18, 2017

IRTA: These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget | Reclaim Reform

IRTA: These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget | Reclaim Reform:

IRTA: These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget

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The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA*) has researched and listed the cumulative assaults on America’s responsibilities to its citizens by President Trump’s White House. These are obvious attempts to dismantle the social programs that people need to live full, productive and healthy lives of respectability and personal dignity.
Below is the message sent to its members.
These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget
By David Ingold, Chloe Whiteaker, Michael Keller and Hannah Recht
March 16, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal includes massive cuts across most of the federal government. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture face unprecedented discretionary funding cuts in excess of 25 percent, as Trump attempts to boost the military and national security.
Proposed changes to agency discretionary budgets in 2018*
Source: Office of Management and Budget
*Some percentages differ from administration figures because change is calculated against fiscal 2016 levels, the last year for which the government was fully funded. The current fiscal 2017 stopgap spending measure runs through April 28.
Trump’s budget also proposes eliminating discretionary funding altogether for at least 19 agencies and 61 other programs. Plans for new NASA missions, climate change research, aid for low-income families and funding for commercial flights to rural airports would all be on the chopping block. Trump says many of these programs are inefficient or duplicative. All this could change; Trump will deliver a final budget in May and Congress would have to IRTA: These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget | Reclaim Reform:
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