GOP Previews Specific Spending Cuts

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Ahead of the GOP’s official Thursday release of federal spending legislation, the House Appropriations Committee has unveiled a list of 70 specific cuts that package will include — not a comprehensive list, but, according to a committee spokesperson, illustrative of the sorts of cuts that it will contain.

They are copied below the fold. Already interest groups that will be impacted by the cuts are lining up in opposition. According to today’s sneak peak, the GOP will propose nixing the entire Title X family planning program (already the subject of some controversy among party leaders), and will slash $1.3 billion from Community Health Centers relative to President Obama’s request. Compare that to the entire Internal Revenue Service, which would lose $593 million — less than half that amount.

“The new anti-choice House leadership now wants to take away birth control and cancer screenings from millions of American women and men,” said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL/Pro-hoice America. “While these politicians attack abortion coverage from every angle, they now want to deny funding for birth control, even though that’s the best way to prevent unintended pregnancy. Americans will not stand for this blatant hypocrisy.”

You can read more about these specific cuts here. More when we learn it.

Keep in mind, the cuts listed are relative to President Obama’s budget proposal, not to actual current spending.

· Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies -$30M

· Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy -$899M

· Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability -$49M

· Nuclear Energy -$169M

· Fossil Energy Research -$31M

· Clean Coal Technology -$18M

· Strategic Petroleum Reserve -$15M

· Energy Information Administration -$34M

· Office of Science -$1.1B

· Power Marketing Administrations -$52M

· Department of Treasury -$268M

· Internal Revenue Service -$593M

· Treasury Forfeiture Fund -$338M

· GSA Federal Buildings Fund -$1.7B

· ONDCP -$69M

· International Trade Administration -$93M

· Economic Development Assistance -$16M

· Minority Business Development Agency -$2M

· National Institute of Standards and Technology -$186M

· NOAA -$336M

· National Drug Intelligence Center -$11M

· Law Enforcement Wireless Communications -$52M

· US Marshals Service -$10M

· FBI -$74M

· State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance -$256M

· Juvenile Justice -$2.3M

· COPS -$600M

· NASA -$379M

· NSF -$139M

· Legal Services Corporation -$75M

· EPA -$1.6B

· Food Safety and Inspection Services -$53M

· Farm Service Agency -$201M

· Agriculture Research -$246M

· Natural Resource Conservation Service -$46M

· Rural Development Programs -$237M

· WIC -$758M

· International Food Aid grants -$544M

· FDA -$220M

· Land and Water Conservation Fund -$348M

· National Archives and Record Service -$20M

· DOE Loan Guarantee Authority -$1.4B

· EPA ENERGY STAR -$7.4M

· EPA GHG Reporting Registry -$9M

· USGS -$27M

· EPA Cap and Trade Technical Assistance -$5M

· EPA State and Local Air Quality Management -$25M

· Fish and Wildlife Service -$72M

· Smithsonian -$7.3M

· National Park Service -$51M

· Clean Water State Revolving Fund -$700M

· Drinking Water State Revolving Fund -$250M

· EPA Brownfields -$48M

· Forest Service -$38M

· National Endowment for the Arts -$6M

· National Endowment for the Humanities -$6M

· Job Training Programs -$2B

· Community Health Centers -$1.3B

· Maternal and Child Health Block Grants -$210M

· Family Planning -$327M

· Poison Control Centers -$27M

· CDC -$755M

· NIH -$1B

· Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services -$96M

· LIHEAP Contingency fund -$400M

· Community Services Block Grant -$405M

· High Speed Rail -$1B

· FAA Next Gen -$234M

· Amtrak -$224M

· HUD Community Development Fund -$530M

(All reductions are compared to the President’s fiscal year 2011 request)

This post has been updated since publication

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brian Beutler is TPM’s senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he’s led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at brian@talkingpointsmemo.com

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