GOP Appropriators Raise Doubts Over Trump Plans For Massive EPA Cuts

February 28, 2017
Even before the Trump administration formally proposes its fiscal year 2018 budget, House Republican appropriators are raising concerns over reports that officials will seek to cut as much as 25 percent from EPA spending, warning that such approaches would cut core funding from an agency that has already had its resources scaled back by prior congresses. “In the EPA's case their funding has been reduced by over 20 percent since 2011 anyway. They are operating at 1989 staffing levels. So...

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