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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


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


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 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 FY 2011 request.)