House Appropriations Committee Releases List Of Cuts
And heeeeeeeere it is!
· 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 -$1.7B· 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· 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· 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
You’ll no doubt notice a lot of lefty sacred cows in that list, including Veep Biden’s high speed rail dream, not to mention the NEA and NEH, and of course the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is on the chopping block.
However, there’s also a lot of programs that are near and dear to the hearts of conservatives, including law enforcement agencies like the FBI and US Marshals, NASA, and I don’t think anyone objects to funding the Smithsonian… at least I haven’t read any objections to that.
What Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) appears to be doing is showing that if we’re really gonna get the federal budget under control, we’re gonna have to cut programs that both Democrats and Republicans like, both lefty and conservative sacred cows are gonna need to lose some of their hide.
And that’s the best way to do it, since both parties got us into this mess.