The White House has proposed a remarkably trimmed-down budget blueprint for the federal government, which includes massive cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department and a wide swath of other departments and programs run by the executive branch.
“Trump’s budget feeds the fossil fuel industry, and starves critical programs that protect families, public health and our environment”. Other grants and loans through the department have helped to jump-start economic development in the small towns in his Eastern Connecticut district with limited tax bases that can’t afford to bond for projects, he said.
“These trains connect our major regions, provide vital transportation to residents in rural communities and generate connecting passengers and revenue for our Northeast Corridor and state-supported services”, said Moorman.
But the blueprint, which Trump’s budget office called an “America First” budget, outlines the president’s priorities.
Trump has frequently called climate change a “hoax”, and his EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, said last week he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. “Absolutely. Where and how and what numbers, that’s something we’ll be figuring out as time goes on”.
But not all health-related organizations will see cuts. That initiative targeted algae bloom, pollution and invasive species.
Energy Star: a program that steers manufacturers and consumers toward energy-saving products.
“Eliminating the EPA bay program will slam the door on the bay’s nascent recovery, a recovery which is still very fragile”, said Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker. Known as “appropriations” bills, they deal with the roughly $1 trillion in annual spending covered by the budget that Trump released Thursday.
Rather than eliminating or cutting vital programs that benefit many Americans so that it can pump money into an already over bloated military, the administration should thoroughly examine the Defense Department for actual government waste.
“Even Republicans in the House were notably lukewarm in their reaction Thursday to Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget request”, reports Bloomberg News.
“As to climate change, I think the President was fairly straightforward”. “We think it’s outrageous”, Howard Garrison, director of public affairs at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, told The Scientist. “What are we sacrificing in our future by making what we would consider a generation-level of cuts?”
While most agencies face cuts under the proposal, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense get funding boosts.
Three Republican members of the Washington delegation – Reps.
Republican Rep. Chris Collins of NY, who was among President Donald Trump’s most loyal surrogates during the 2016 presidential campaign, distanced himself from some parts of the president’s proposed budget plan, including defunding Meals on Wheels.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting: The CPB supports PBS, NPR, and public television and radio around the country. If enacted, the impact that Trump’s budget would have on kids would just be cruel.
“All of us woke up this morning in a state of shock about this number”, said Dr.
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