The White House’s proposed budget will target the lavishly funded Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plus other agencies across the board.
Drafted by the Office of Management and Budget, the National Economic Council, and chief strategist Steve Bannon, the budget proposals come just ahead of President Donald Trump‘s address to Congress on Tuesday evening.
Money for military spending will get a boost of $54 million.
The biggest cuts include those to several domestic programs and federal agencies, specifically the EPA and State Department.
Under John Kerry’s tenure as secretary of State, he made climate change part of his diplomatic mission. A more comprehensive budget will be released March 13.
Trump has already indicated he won’t touch entitlements like Social Security and Medicare. He hopes to redirect billions of dollars being spent on EPA global warming programs, research, and grants.
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The money saved would be allocated to increase defense spending. During the campaign, Trump said he would stop contributing to the United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF), ostensibly used to help “climate” refugees.
He said we should be focused on fixing our country’s infrastructure, including its crumbling bridges, airports, highways, and dams.