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FY2018 Budget Must Support Outdoor Recreation

WASHINGTON, DC, June 26, 2017 – America’s Great Outdoors is vital to the quality of life for most Americans and key to the nation’s $887 billion per year outdoor recreation industry. The federal government manages nearly one-third of...Show More Summary

Zinke wants more ‘front line’ help in parks, but can’t give details

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he’ll ease the impact of potentially huge National Park Service budget cuts by shifting more resources to the “front line.” But it’s not clear yet … Click to Continue »

GOP health bill would cut majority of Planned Parenthood budget in California

Planned Parenthood of California, which operates more of the organization’s health centers than any other state in the nation, would lose 73 percent of its operating budget under the health care bills that Republicans are pushing toShow More Summary

The U.S. Should End Its OECD Subsidies: It’s Good Policy and Self-Protection

Tomorrow, the Committee on Appropriations’s Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs is having a “United Nations and International Organizations — Budget Hearing.” The witness will be U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley. I, for one, am very much looking forward to this hearing. Show More Summary

Zinke defends Trump's sharp cuts at Interior: 'This is what a balanced budget looks like.'

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Democrats on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources faulted the funding cuts proposed for Native tribes, national parks and land conservation.

GOP budget deadlock imperils Trump hopes for tax overhaul

If Republicans can't pass a budget, forget about a major overhaul of the nation's tax code — at least if they want a GOP-only approach with President Donald Trump that … Click to Continue »

Potential Savings In The Defense Budget

President Donald Trump has always had contradictions in his “tough guy” national security policy. For starters, he has proposed a nearly 10 percent increase in defense spending, but also claims that his demands for U.S. allies to spend more on defense are producing results. Show More Summary

Budget cuts threaten forests’ roads, hunting, fishing

The roads to the national forests could get bumpier. Literally. Trails could get messier. Maintenance on bridges, dams and recreation sites could become tougher. That’s the potential fate of national … Click to Continue »

Trump's education cuts aren't 'devastating,' they're smart

It’s the end of the world as we know it – at least that’s what some people would have us believe about President Trump’s education budget. It’s “a devastating blow to the country’s public education system,” according to National School Boards Assn. CEO Thomas Gentzel. More like a “wrecking ball,”...

UNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National Cancer Institute

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The new director will assume the job at a time of rapid changes in the cancer field and looming budget challenges at the institute.

US aims to trim its UN peacekeeping bill after Trump’s calls to slash

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The United States wants to cut $1 billion from the total United Nations peacekeeping budget for the year from July 1 to shave over 10 percent off Washington’s share of the bill following calls by President Donald Trump for U.S. funding to be slashed. The proposal by the largest U.N....

U.S. aims to trim its U.N. peacekeeping bill after Trump's calls to slash

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States wants to cut $1 billion from the total United Nations peacekeeping budget for the year from July 1 to shave over 10 percent off Washington's share of the bill following calls by President Donald Trump for U.S. funding to be slashed.

Trump’s Family Leave: An Empty Envelope for American Workers

The White House budget dispels any hopes Trump might keep his promise to extend a helping hand to the nation’s millions of small business workers with a family and medical leave act that works for them. Instead, the Trump team hands American workers an empty envelope. Small business owners had reasons to hope: since the campaign, […]

In Italy, Il Giornale is turning to crowdfunding to help fund its reporting from conflict zones

As newsroom budgets have gotten tighter, reporting in war zones has often been one of the first things to go. In Italy, IlGiornale.it, the digital arm of the country’s fifth-largest national newspaper, has experimented with reaching out to readers directly to fund its reporting abroad. In late 2013, the newspaper created Gli Occhi della Guerra...

Federal Role in Infrastructure

As part of its 2018 budget proposal, the Trump administration has introduced a plan to improve the nation’s infrastructure. The administration intends to reduce regulatory barriers on infrastructure projects and encourage greater private investment. Show More Summary

Who Owns U.S. Infrastructure?

Chris Edwards As part of its 2018 budget proposal, the Trump administration has introduced a plan to improve the nation’s infrastructure. 1 The administration intends to reduce regulatory barriers that delay infrastructure projects and raise project costs. Show More Summary

Trump budget would slash science programmes across government

3 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

Proposed cuts include 11% at the National Science Foundation, 18% at the National Institutes of Health and 30% at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Budget goals not easy for Trump to achieve

A president’s budget proposal is many things: a statement of priorities and goals, an agenda, a battlefield map. But it’s not final, and it’s not law. Only Congress can decide how the nation’s tax revenue will be spent, and how much debt we’ll take on to spend money we don’t have. White House Budget Director […]

Trump’s 3 Percent Growth Projection: Who’s In and Who’s Left Out?

Donald Trump's new budget proposal predicts a confident 3 percent boost for the economy. We take a look at some of the milestones he promised and what it means for the nation.

President Trump Is Waging a War On Children

This draconian budget erodes the security of our nation’s future. Our nation’s budget should reflect our nation’s professed values, but President Trump’s 2018 Federal Budget, “A New Foundation for America’s Greatness,” radically does the opposite. Show More Summary

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