With his first budget proposal, President Trump is taking big steps to cut spending.
Trump wants to cut the Environmental Protect Agency’s budget big league.
Trump’s plan is to cut the EPA budget by just over 30 percent including huge cuts in the agency’s climate change program.
The Hill wrote a story about the EPA budget cut:
President Trump’s first budget proposal includes a 31-percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency as part of an administration effort to slash federal climate change funding.
The budget blueprint, released on Thursday, provides $5.7 billion for the EPA, down from $8.3 billion. The budget “discontinues” $100 million in funding for several climate change programs within the agency, including enforcement for a major Obama-era climate regulation, climate change research and international climate change support.
Trump also eliminated the budgets for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities (NEA).
From The Washington Post:
The president’s budget would eliminate the NEA’s $148 million budget, the NEH’s $148 million budget and the CPB’s $445 million budget, as well as $230 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which supports libraries and museums across the country. Additional cuts could affect the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art.
Trump is taking big steps to eliminate wasteful spending in the federal government.
Congress must follow Trump’s lead and take advantage of their majority in the legislative branch.