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Trump's Nightmare Budget

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Proposed Program cuts

Eliminates the USDA Water and Wastewater loan and grant program, a reduction of $498 million

Cuts $250 million by zeroing out National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants and programs that support coastal and marine management, research and education

Reduces or eliminates 20 programs within the Department of Education, including Striving Readers, Teacher Quality Partnership and Impact Aid support payments for federal property and international education programs

Cuts FEMA state and local grant funding by $667 million, including the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program and Homeland Security Grant Program

Eliminates funds for Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing

Ceases payments to the United Nations' climate change programs for the Green Climate Fund and precursor funds

Scales back funding for the World Bank and other international development banks by $650 million over three years

Cuts federal subsidies to Amtrak and eliminates support for Amtrak's long-distance services.

Cuts funding to the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment Program so new projects will not be funded

Shrinks the Treasury workforce by an unspecified amount

Stops funding for the Clean Power Plan

Programs Trump proposes to eliminate or zero out

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