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Trump’s FY20 Plan Would Slash EPA’s Budget By 25 Percent, Cut State Grants

March 11, 2019
President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget request would slash $2 billion, or 25 percent, from EPA’s current $8.1 billion appropriation, leaving the agency with $6.1 billion, terminating a host of voluntary and “lower-priority” programs and cutting funding for states even as the agency aims to give them more responsibility under its “cooperative federalism” agenda. The budget request , released March 11, is unlikely to gain any traction in the Democratic-led House, and some Republicans are likely to push back...

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