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Trump Budget Would Abolish 19 Agencies, Cut Thousands of Federal Jobs

Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:02
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Via Cousin John

President Trump met with his Cabinet on Monday prior to the release of his budget proposal.

With the aim of “making government work again,” the Trump White House on Thursday unveiled a $1.1 trillion budget blueprint for discretionary spending in fiscal 2017 and 2018 that would abolish 19 agencies and eliminate thousands of agency jobs.

The 54-page “America First” document, focused primarily on fiscal 2018, would boost the Defense Department and related programs at Energy by $54 billion, and Homeland Security by $2.8 billion. It would offset such increases by cutting the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development by $10.1 billion (28 percent) and the Environmental Protection Agency by $2.6 billion (31 percent). The latter cut would eliminate approximately 3,200 positions, according to the document.



Source: http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2017/03/trump-budget-would-abolish-19-agencies.html

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