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Agree with these spending cuts? good start?

WASHINGTON – House Republicans proposed ending more than 60 government programs and cutting hundreds of others Wednesday in a $35 billion downpayment on their promise to rein in federal deficits.

Funding for AmeriCorps, family planning funding and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be wiped out under the proposal, presented to the GOP rank-and-file at a closed door meeting.

As outlined by Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, cuts would range widely across the face of government, including aid to education, food safety and inspection services and high-speed rail, which President Barack Obama wants to increase.

The legislation is expected to reach the House floor next week. While the political focus is on the cuts demanded by Republicans, the bill is also needed to allow the government to continue normal operations when its funding authority expires on March 4.

Rogers told fellow Republicans his proposal amounted to a 10 percent cut to a food program for pregnant women and their children.

He also called for deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency as well as elimination of a program that helps local police departments hire new officers.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:54 AM on Feb. 9, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 11:55 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • Looks Good to me.. Time for agencies to focus on lean mgt..



    Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies -$30M


    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy -$899M


    Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability -$49M


    Nuclear Energy -$169M


    Fossil Energy Research -$31M


    Clean Coal Technology -$18M


    Strategic Petroleum Reserve -$15M


    Energy Information Administration -$34M


    Office of Science -$1.1B


    Power Marketing Administrations -$52M


    Department of Treasury -$268M


    Internal Revenue Service -$593M


    Treasury Forfeiture Fund -$338M


    GSA Federal Buildings Fund -$1.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:08 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • • ONDCP -$69M
    • International Trade Administration -$93M
    • Economic Development Assistance -$16M
    • Minority Business Development Agency -$2M
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology -$186M
    • NOAA -$336M
    • National Drug Intelligence Center -$11M
    • Law Enforcement Wireless Communications -$52M
    • US Marshals Service -$10M
    • FBI -$74M
    • State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance -$256M
    • Juvenile Justice -$2.3M
    • COPS -$600M
    • NASA -$379M
    • NSF -$139M
    • Legal Services Corporation -$75M
    • EPA -$1.6B
    • Food Safety and Inspection Services -$53M
    • Farm Service Agency -$201M
    • Agriculture Research -$246M
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:08 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • • Natural Resource Conservation Service -$46M
    • Rural Development Programs -$237M
    • WIC -$758M
    • International Food Aid grants -$544M
    • FDA -$220M
    • Land and Water Conservation Fund -$348M
    • National Archives and Record Service -$20M
    • DOE Loan Guarantee Authority -$1.4B
    • EPA ENERGY STAR -$7.4M
    • EPA GHG Reporting Registry -$9M
    • USGS -$27M
    • EPA Cap and Trade Technical Assistance -$5M
    • EPA State and Local Air Quality Management -$25M
    • Fish and Wildlife Service -$72M
    • Smithsonian -$7.3M
    • National Park Service -$51M
    • Clean Water State Revolving Fund -$700M
    • Drinking Water State Revolving Fund -$250M
    • EPA Brownfields -$48M
    • Forest Service -$38M
    • National Endowment for the Arts -$6M
    • National Endowment for the Humanities -$6M
    • Job Training Programs -$2B
    • Community Health Centers -$1.3B
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:09 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • • Maternal and Child Health Block Grants -$210M
    • Family Planning -$327M
    • Poison Control Centers -$27M
    • CDC -$755M
    • NIH -$1B
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services -$96M
    • LIHEAP Contingency fund -$400M
    • Community Services Block Grant -$405M
    • High Speed Rail -$1B
    • FAA Next Gen -$234M
    • Amtrak -$224M
    • HUD Community Development Fund -$530M
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:09 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • Looks like a good start to me.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 12:11 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • GOP is listening to the American People


    http://www.majorityleader.gov/YouCut/


     

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:12 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • Say it with me........ There is NO Money Tree.....

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:13 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  •  


    Say it with me........ There is NO Money Tree.....


    There are plenty of things in that tree when it comes to BILLIONS in support of our allies.....TRIM IT....


     



    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 12:20 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • There are plenty of things in that tree when it comes to BILLIONS in support of our allies.....TRIM IT....


    Sure... Trim it  ALL..... These programs... ObamaCare (per Medicare reports), Rail System, Foreign funding.... All of it... Snip... Snip..

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:29 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

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