By: Andrew Taylor
Published: March 28, 2017
(WASHINGTON) – The White House is calling for immediate budget cuts of $1
from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community development grants to help pay for the border wall that President Donald Trump repeatedly promised would be financed by Mexico.
The administration would eliminate $1.2 billion in National Institutes of Health research grants, a favorite of both parties. The community development block grant pro am, also popular, would be halved, amounting to a cut of $1.5 billion, and Trump would trip $500 million from a transportation project known as TIGER grants.
Like Trump’s 2018 budget, which was panned by both Democrats and Republicans earlier this month, the proposals have little chance to be enacted.
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