WH Eyeing $18B List of Program Cuts 03/28 06:06
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is following up its longshot roster of
budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion in reductions, including cuts to
medical research, infrastructure and community development grants.
Like President Donald Trump's initial 2018 budget proposal, which was panned
by both Democrats and Republicans earlier this month, the program has little
chance to be enacted.
Unlike the budget, the roster of budget cuts doesn't represent official
administration proposals. Instead, they are a set of "options" sent to
Republican staff aides and lawmakers working to craft a catchall spending bill.
White House budget office spokesman John Czwartacki said the proposals were
not being shared with the media. A Capitol Hill aide described the cuts to The
Associated Press, but required anonymity to speak because they're not yet