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House Calls for $74 Billion in Cuts This Year

February 14, 2011

The new House Appropriations Committee has just released its partial list of $74 billion program cuts for the remainder of FY 2011.Included in the cuts are federal funding for job training programs, HUD Community Development, andthe Social Service Block Grant.

The spending cuts will be included in the upcoming Continuing Resolution (CR) bill. The House will use the CR as the vehicle for amending the federal spending levels and will begin to move forward next week on these cuts.

Last year’s Congress failed to reach an agreement on the 12 annual appropriations bills that determine federal funding for FY 2011. To allow the federal government to continue operations, the lame duck Congress passed legislation extending the current CR through until March 4.

Meanwhile, the new House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) has not decided about reforms to Medicaid.The Committee will hold at least three hearings in March on Medicaid and hear from governors what additional Medicaid flexibility and reform they want. Annual appropriations bills do not affect federal spending on entitlement programs such as Medicaid.

The GOP pledge to cut $100 billion from the FY 2011 budget cannot be attained because half of the spending year has already elapsed.

The List of 70 Spending Cuts to be included in the CR follows:

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


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

U.S. 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 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 FY 2011 request.)