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Trump Signs Bill Funding NASA $19.5 Billion

President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission. The new law authorizes $19.5 billion in spending for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the budget year that began Oct. Show More Summary

Republican John Kasich leads charge for balanced budget vote

Republican John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is not abandoning his goal of a federal balanced-budget amendment. The Ohio governor says it's ever more important as the U.S. national debt ticks toward $20 … Click to Continue »

UN peacekeeping chief defends cost of missions

United Nations peacekeeping missions, under threat from budget cuts if Washington's promise to slash its UN spending goes ahead, are already costing as little as possible, a UN official said Friday. The comments come after US President...Show More Summary

Earth Without Art Is Just Eh

Eh, according to Merriam-Webster, is used to ask someone to repeat something, which makes, “Eh?” an appropriate response to the President’s FY18 budget blueprint to eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Established...Show More Summary

Portugal cuts deficit, says rejecting austerity brings gain

Portugal's statistics agency says that the country's budget deficit fell to 2.1 percent last year, with the government saying the drop proved critics of its anti-austerity measures wrong. The National … Click to Continue »

Pianist attacks Trump’s ‘cruel’ cuts

Emmanuel Ax’s letter in the NY Times: To the Editor: President Trump’s proposed budget, which cuts funding for the National Institutes of Health and eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, not to mention the cuts to such programs as Meals on Wheels and school lunches, is selling […]

Sea Ice, Nature, And The Trump Budget

Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum extent on March 7, the lowest maximum in the 38-year satellite record, according to a new report by the National Snow and Ice Data Center. In other words, both winter and summer sea ice continue...Show More Summary

‘Killing the Hope’: Mike Huckabee Makes Passionate Plea For National Endowment of the Arts Funding

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Former Arkansas governor and frequent presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, added his voice to the growing list of politicians criticizing Donald Trump's proposed federal budget.

The part of the budget that suggests to me that this isn’t the full budget

From the Globe: Despite calls from the United States for Canada to increase its contributions to international military efforts, there is no increase in defence spending in the 2017 budget. In fact, the Department of National Defence is reallocating $8.48-billion that it expected to spend on capital projects, such as planes, ships, trucks and large […]

US science agencies face deep cuts in Trump budget

3 days agoAcademics : Nature

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health are big losers — but planetary science at NASA stands to gain.

Deborah Borda On Leaving LA And On Saving The NEA

Here's the great irony: the budget of the Los Angeles Philharmonic is now about $120 million a year. The total amount of money we get from the National Endowment for the Arts is about $150,000. So it's less than one percent of our budget. So we — the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic […]

President Aims To Make Space Great Again: Trump Signs NASA Bill

President Trump signed a 2017 NASA budget bill Tuesday that authorizes $19.5 billion for the program, reports Time Magazine. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 also adds to NASA’s mission the long-awaited exploration of Mars. Show More Summary

ABA, Law Firms Speak Out Against Cuts to Legal Aid

The EPA and the National Endowment for the Arts aren't the only government programs facing massive cuts under President Trump's proposed budget. In the proposal released last Thursday, the President urged Congress to fully eliminate funding to the Legal Services Corporation. Under the proposal, the nation's largest funder of......

ARVO Opposes Cuts to Medical Research Budget; Urges Increased Investment

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) urges Congressional leaders to reject the U.S. administration's recent FY18 budget proposal, which seeks to drastically cut National Institute of Health funding by nearly $6 billion, or 20%. Show More Summary

Trump’s Budget Would Cut Crucial Emergency Aid

President Trump’s 2018 budget request not only proposes drastic reductions to the State Department and USAID, including funding to the United Nations and its affiliated agencies. It also proposes to entirely eliminate the State Department’s...Show More Summary

National Park Hotels To Benefit From Trump's Budget Proposal

Defense contractors won't be the only private beneficiaries of Trump's new budget blueprint.

US public broadcasting, target of Trump cuts, found its voice amid presidential scandal

And then they came for Big Bird. They always do. The much-discussed Trump federal budget proposal zeros-out the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts, both of which also support some public broadcast programming. The yellow, feathered giant on the federal chopping block is […]

Elmo is sad to learn he's out of a job because of Trump's budget cuts

Elmo go bye-bye. Controversy has surrounded Donald Trump's proposed budget, which includes cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds...Show More Summary

Trump's budget director renews a fact-free conservative attack on disability victims

Appearing Sunday on the CBS program “Face the Nation,” President Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, engaged in a drive-by shooting of some the nation’s neediest and most defenseless people: the disabled. Mulvaney’s attack shared its essential qualities with most previous Republican attacks...

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