White House Proposes Immediate Cuts To Pell Grants, HIV Research, Food Assistance

“The Trump Administration isn’t waiting until 2018 to try to slash federal spending that it has deemed unnecessary.

The White House is proposing an immediate $18 billion in cuts to government programs that promote education, scientific research, health, job training and diplomacy, programs already approved for 2017.

On Tuesday, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) railed against the proposal to slash discretionary spending bills in 2017 through a reduction of funding for Pell Grants, HIV/AIDS research, and many other domestic and international programs.

Lee described parts of the president’s proposal, which was sent to Capitol Hill on Friday and leaked to the public, as “morally bankrupt.” The memo was first reported by Politico on Tuesday.

CBS SanFrancisco Bay Area

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