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Friday, May 26, 2017

FINALLY! A LEADER who can say 'NO!' to pork barrel budgeting!!!!


Globe Staff 

What follows is a list of the major programs, agencies, and initiatives that President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calls for eliminating funding for entirely, and how much those cuts are estimated to save.

In many cases, the proposal calls for ending these efforts because the Trump administration believes they are wasteful, outdated, duplicative, their impact is unproven, or they handle matters that should be funded by states or private sources.
Some of the cuts below are similar to ones outlined in a previous, less-detailed budget proposal the administration released in March.
That previous blueprint only included proposals related to what’s known as discretionary spending, the portion of the federal budget that Congress must approve every year by passing specific spending legislation.
Trump’s latest plan, formally released Tuesday, proposes changes not only to discretionary spending, but also to spending on so-called mandatory programs, which can only be changed by revising the underlying laws that created them.
In total, the proposed cuts would slash tens of billions of dollars from the federal budget.
(The following list shows independent agencies first, then multi-agency cuts, and then is organized by department name alphabetically. Under each department name, the largest cuts in terms of funding are shown first. The savings figures show the administration’s estimates of how much would be saved in the coming fiscal year, unless otherwise noted.) 

Independent Agencies

 • Corporation for National and Community Service — $958 million
• Corporation for Public Broadcasting — $454 million
• Legal Services Corporation — $351 million
• Institute of Museum and Library Services — $207 million
• Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation — $148 million
• Appalachian Regional Commission — $119 million
• National Endowment for the Arts — $119 million
• National Endowment for the Humanities — $106 million
• US Trade and Development Agency — $48 million
• African Development Foundation — $22 million
• Delta Regional Authority — $22 million
• Overseas Private Investment Corporation — $22 million
• Inter-American Foundation — $17 million
• US Institute of Peace — $16 million
• Denali Commission — $8 million
• Northern Border Regional Commission — $7 million
• Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars — $4 million
• Chemical Safety Board — $2 million
• Securities and Exchange Commission’s Reserve Fund — $200 million (over five years); $450 million (over 10 years)


• Repeal and replace Obamacare — $15 billion (over five years); $250 billion (over 10 years)
• Allocations to the Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund — $1.043 billion (over five years); $2.846 billion (over 10 years)
• Workers’ Compensation (WC) Reverse Offset — $39 million (over five years); $164 million (over 10 years)


• Rural water and wastewater loan and grant program — $498 million
• McGovern-Dole International Food for Education program, which aims to reduce food insecurity — $201 million
• Rural Business and Cooperative Service programs — $95 million
• Rural single family housing direct loan program — $61 million
• Interest Payments to Electric and Telecommunications Utilities — $685 million (over five years); $1.377 billion (over 10 years)
• Rural Economic Development Program — $477 million (over 5 or 10 years)
• Eliminate Harvest Price Option for Crop Insurance — $5.102 billion (over five years); $11.923 billion (over 10 years)
• Eliminate Small Programs — $1.402 billion (over five years); $3.077 billion (over 10 years)


• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant and education programs, including Sea Grant, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, Coastal Zone Management Grants, the Office of Education, and the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund — $262 million
• Economic Development Administration, which provides small grants — $221 million
• Federal funding for Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, which subsidizes state centers that provide consulting services to small- and medium-size manufacturers — $124 million
• Minority Business Development Agency, which promotes minority business entrepreneurship — $26 million

Corps of Engineers

• Divest federal government of the Washington Aqueduct, which is the wholesale water supply system for Washington, D.C.; Arlington County, Virginia; and parts of Fairfax County, Virginia — $119 million (over five or 10 years) 


• Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program — $2.345 billion
• 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which supports before- and after-school programs as well as summer programs — $1.164 billion
• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program, which delivers need-based student financial aid — $732 million
• Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants — $277 million
• Comprehensive Literacy Development Grants — $190 million
• Strengthening Institutions — $86 million
• International Education and Foreign Language Studies Domestic and Overseas Programs, which are designed to strengthen the capability and performance of American education in foreign languages and international studies — $72 million
• Impact Aid Payments for Federal Property — $67 million
• Teacher Quality Partnership — $43 million
• Account Maintenance Fee Payments to Guaranty Agencies — $443 million (over 5 or 10 years)
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness — $10.213 billion (over 5 years); $27.471 billion (over 10 years)
• Subsidized Loans — $14.297 billion (over five years); $38.873 billion (over 10 years)


• Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy — $316 million
• Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility — $61 million
• Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program and Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program, which are involved in disruptive energy research and development and innovative technologies — $21 million
• Repeal Borrowing Authority for Western Area Power Administration — $3.99 billion (over five years); $4.425 billion (over 10 years)
• Divest transmission assets of the Power Marketing Administrations, which include Southwestern Power Administration, Western Area Power Administration, and Bonneville Power Administration — $3.583 billion (over five years); $5.512 billion (over 10 years)

Environmental Protection Agency

• Geographic programs — $427 million
• Energy Star and voluntary climate programs — $66 million

Health and Human Services

• Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program — $3.384 billion
• Community Services Block Grant — $714 million
• Health professions and nursing training programs — $403 million
• Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality — $333 million
• Social Services Block Grant — $8.085 billion (over five years); $16.47 billion (over 10 years)
• Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Contingency Fund — $2.999 billion (over five years); $6.039 billion (over 10 years)

Homeland Security

• Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program — $190 million
• Transportation Security Administration Law Enforcement Grants — $45 million

Housing and Urban Development

• Community Development Block Grant program — $2.994 billion
• HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Choice Neighborhoods — $948 million
• Choice Neighborhoods program — $125 million
• Indian Community Development Block Grant — $60 million
• Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program — $56 million


• Abandoned Mine Land Grants — $90 million
• Heritage Partnership Program — $19 million
• National Wildlife Refuge Fund — $13 million
• Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act unobligated balances — $230 million (over 5 or 10 years)
• Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act Repeal — $1.685 billion (over 5 years); $3.56 billion (over 10 years)
• Repeal Enhanced Geothermal Payments to Counties — $17 million (over five years); $37 million over 10 years)

Justice Department

• State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which reimburses states for costs of incarcerating certain criminal undocumented immigrants — $210 million


• Senior Community Service Employment Program, which aims to transition low-income, unemployed seniors to unsubsidized jobs — $434 million
• Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Training — $82 million
• Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Susan Harwood training grants — $11 million


• Five Earth Science Missions — $191 million
• Office of Education — $78 million

State Department, USAID, Treasury International Programs

• Development Assistance account — $2.509 billion
• P.L. 480 Title II Food Aid — $1.713 billion
• Global Climate Change Initiative and Green Climate Fund — $1.59 billion
• Earmarked appropriations for nonprofits: The Asia Foundation and East-West Center — $34 million


• National Infrastructure Investments, TIGER program, which awards funding for projects — $499 million


• Global Agriculture and Food Security Program — $43 million
• New grants to Community Development Financial Institutions — $210 million

To see other aspects of Trump’s budget proposal, click here and here.
Material from the Associated Press was used in this report. Matt Rocheleau can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @mrochele

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