President Donald Trump’s newly released budget includes cutting funds to the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent.
The budget aims to cut duplicative and costly programs within the EPA, while ramping up infrastructure and environmental clean up efforts. If the budget passes the EPA would receive $5.655 billion.
The plan will put $2.3 billion towards state revolving funds, which according to Washington Free Beacon, is an increase from current agency funding in that area. It will also increase the budget for programs that deal with drinking water, wastewater, and infrastructure. For example, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program would receive $20 million under the plan.
The EPA doesn’t seem to be complaining about the cuts, claiming they are fair to the American taxpayer by saving $1 billion though the elimination of 50 duplicative programs.
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Proposed Trump budget will slice down government programs