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.Answer Question
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.
Answer by Carpy at 12:11 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
GOP is listening to the American People
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:12 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Say it with me........ There is NO Money Tree.....
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:13 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..
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:29 PM on Feb. 9, 2011