On the campaign trail, President Trump promised to “cut, cut, cut” — and he’s certainly doing so.
The administration’s proposed budget completely eliminates 19 federal agencies — a record number — and enacts $3 billion in cuts.
Some of the agencies, such as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, are relatively well known, while others benefit foreign countries and are, in many cases, holdovers from former presidencies.
“Consistent with the President’s approach to move the nation toward fiscal responsibility, the budget eliminates and reduces hundreds of programs and focuses funding to redefine the proper role of the federal government,” a blueprint copy of Trump’s “America First” budget says.
The agencies to lose their federal funding include: the African Development Foundation; the Appalachian Regional Commission; the Chemical Safety Board; the Corporation for National and Community Service; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; the Delta Regional Authority; the Denali Commission; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the Inter-American Foundation; the U.S. Trade and Development Agency; the Legal Services Corporation; the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation; the Northern Border Regional Commission; the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; the United States Institute of Peace; the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness; and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
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