Trump budget plan to propose major cuts for State Dept, EPA

March 16, 2017 00:16
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WASHINGTON - A budget proposal to be released by US President Donald Trump on Thursday will call for spending cuts of 28 percent for the State Department and 31 percent for the Environmental Protection Agency, The New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing congressional staff members familiar with the plan.

The budget plan for fiscal 2018 will also propose a big reduction in the State Department's Food for Peace program and elimination of a Transportation Department program that subsidizes flights to rural US airports, the Times reported.

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