The Full List of Agencies Trump Wants to Cut

 

Enjoy!

Agency/Program What it does
21st Century Community Learning Centers Provides funding for after-school programs for students in high-poverty areas
Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program Provides loans to automotive manufacturers developing fuel-efficient technologies
African Development Foundation Invests in African businesses
Appalachian Regional Commission Invests in projects for economic growth in the Appalachian region
ARPA-E Funds research into new energy technologies
Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Provides housing assistance to low-income families
Chemical Safety Board Investigates industrial chemical accidents
Chesapeake Bay Restoration Provides funding for cleanup and protection of the Chesapeake Bay watershed
Community Development Block Grant Provides housing assistance to low-income families
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund grants Provides support to financial services in underserved communities
Community Services Block Grant Provides funding for projects that alleviate poverty
Corporation for National & Community Service Runs AmeriCorps, City Year and other public service programs
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Provides federal funding to local radio and television stations across the U.S.
Delta Regional Authority Funds infrastructure and economic programs in the Mississippi River delta region
Denali Commission Provides economic assistance in Alaska
Economic Development Administration Provides funding for economic development projects across the U.S.
Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Account Provides emergency funding for humanitarian crises around the world
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Tests pesticides and other chemicals for adverse effects on humans and animals
Energy Star Provides assistance for energy efficiency programs
Essential Air Service program Provides funding for air transportation to rural communities
Global Climate Change Initiative Provides financial assistance for climate change initiatives in developing countries
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Provides funding for cleanup and protection of Great Lakes watersheds
Institute of Museum and Library Services Provides grants and research for libraries, museums, zoos and similar institutions.
Inter-American Foundation Provides development assistance to Latin American countries
Legal Services Corporation Provides legal aid to low-income Americans
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Assists low-income families with heating and cooling costs
McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program Provides school meals and nutrition programs in poor countries
Minority Business Development Agency Provides technical assistance to minority-owned businesses
NASA Office of Education Supports STEM education initiatives
National Endowment for the Arts Provides funding for arts projects
National Endowment for the Humanities Provides funding for cultural institutions like universities and museums, as well as projects by individual scholars
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Provides housing assistance to low-income Americans
Northern Border Regional Commission Economic development in northern New England
Overseas Private Investment Corporation Helps U.S. businesses invest overseas
Senior Community Service Employment Program Funds job training for low-income, unemployed seniors
State Energy Program Provides funding and technical assistance for energy efficiency and clean energy
Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program Provides grants to improve education quality
Targeted Air Shed Grants Provides grants for air pollution control
TIGER Discretionary Grant program Provides funding for transportation projects across the U.S.
Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program Provides loan guarantees for new energy products
United States Institute of Peace Works on international conflict mitigation
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Coordinates federal response to homelessness
US Trade and Development agency Promotes U.S. exports in developing countries.
Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program Provides funding for water infrastructure in rural areas
Weatherization Assistance Program Provides grants for weatherizing low-income homes
Woodrow Wilson International Center Foreign policy think tank

Source: http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/here-is-a-complete-list-of-things-trump-wants-to-cut

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  1. Profile photo of ctlaw Thatcher

    I call that a good start.

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    • March 16, 2017 at 12:53 pm
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  2. Profile photo of The Reticulator Member

    Thanks for the list. They could probably all be eliminated on grounds of federalism, but some may be more of a menace to the Republic than others. Some of these should go away on grounds of eliminating corporate welfare. The elimination of funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting should be at the top of the list, and ought to put an end to the wild accusations that Trump is an anti-First Amendment fascist.

    • #2
    • March 16, 2017 at 12:56 pm
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  3. Profile photo of Pilli Member

    Thank you for the list. You did a lot of work to create all the links. It is appreciated.

    • #3
    • March 16, 2017 at 12:57 pm
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  4. Profile photo of Titus Techera Contributor

    You do your name proud, Misthio! Well, not your moniker, but this is great!

    • #4
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:07 pm
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    Misthiocracy Post author

    I did zero work. Note the “source” link at the bottom.

    • #5
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:10 pm
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  6. Profile photo of Chuckles Thatcher

    This is a good start at a dream list. But, as today is my day for cynicism, I am thinking the one most likely to be cut is “NASA Office of Education Supports STEM education initiatives”.

    • #6
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:18 pm
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  7. Profile photo of Titus Techera Contributor

    Misthiocracy (View Comment):
    I did zero work. Note the “source” link at the bottom.

    I know, but take the praise!

    • #7
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:19 pm
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  8. Profile photo of Susan Quinn Contributor

    Thanks, Mis. I was also looking these over and although many will never survive Congress, I choose to hope!

    • #8
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:21 pm
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    iWe

    I love it. Definitely a good start.

    • #9
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:24 pm
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    Misthiocracy Post author

    Titus Techera (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy (View Comment):
    I did zero work. Note the “source” link at the bottom.

    I know, but take the praise!

    “Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.” – Proverbs 12:19

    • #10
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm
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  11. Profile photo of Titus Techera Contributor

    Yeah, well, how come people still believe Marie Antoinette said let them eat cake!

    • #11
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:27 pm
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  12. Profile photo of Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy Post author

    Titus Techera (View Comment):
    Yeah, well, how come people still believe Marie Antoinette said let them eat cake!

    It’s the tongue that dies, not the lie.

    • #12
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm
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    Misthiocracy (View Comment):

    Titus Techera (View Comment):
    Yeah, well, how come people still believe Marie Antoinette said let them eat cake!

    It’s the tongue that dies, not the lie.

    Don’t lawyer me, Misthio!

    • #13
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:39 pm
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  14. Profile photo of Titus Techera Contributor

    All tongues die!

    • #14
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:40 pm
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  15. Profile photo of Pilgrim Thatcher

    But where are they going to park the Democrat political appointees and congressional staffers until the Democrats return to power?

    • #15
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:40 pm
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    Misthiocracy Post author

    Titus Techera (View Comment):
    All tongues die!

    But truthful lips last forever.

    • #16
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm
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  17. Profile photo of 1967mustangman Member

    Meals on Wheels people. He wants to cut Meals on Wheels!!

    • #17
    • March 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm
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    Misthiocracy Post author

    Pilgrim (View Comment):
    But where are they going to park the Democrat political appointees and congressional staffers until the Democrats return to power?

    New York City public school system?

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    • March 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm
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  19. Profile photo of RyanFalcone Member

    The budget will obviously be manipulated in order for it to pass the Senate, thus much of this will be lost. However, given that his appointees run the Departments and Agencies that house these boondoggles, I don’t see how Trump couldn’t just bargain with the Dems and then just order his people to manage their departments to HIS budget and not the one that passes the Senate? For some others, the HoR could maybe just cut funding on their own aside from the budget?

    PS: cutting one of these (I won’t name it for professional reasons) will lead to my termination of employment. I would be disappointed but can honestly say that I still endorse this budget.

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    • March 16, 2017 at 1:44 pm
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    Misthiocracy Post author

    1967mustangman (View Comment):
    Meals on Wheels people. He wants to cut Meals on Wheels!!

    We have Meals On Wheels up here in the Great White North. It’s absolutely not a federal program.

    MoW are delivered in 181 communities across Ontario. Most MOW programs in Canada were started by local church groups or steering committees that saw a need to help feed elderly populations in their communities. Today, MOW programs still operate at the local level. Programs vary widely in their size, service provided, organization and funding…

    …There are 137 not-for-profit organizations receiving government funding from the [PROVINCIAL!!!] Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide Meals on Wheels. This government funding covers only part of the cost – the difference is made up by donations and/or client fees, which are kept as low as possible.

    My mother was a Meals On Wheels volunteer though her church. There is no reason the states can’t help fund privately-run Meals On Wheels programs.

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    • March 16, 2017 at 1:47 pm
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  21. Profile photo of ctlaw Thatcher

    There are quite a few letters of the alphabet missing from that alphabetical list: B, F, H, J, K, P, Q, R, V, X, Y, Z.

    As a first addition, I’ll provide an “H”:

    Head Start

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    • March 16, 2017 at 1:52 pm
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    Misthiocracy (View Comment):

    1967mustangman (View Comment):
    Meals on Wheels people. He wants to cut Meals on Wheels!!

    We have Meals On Wheels up here in the Great White North. It’s absolutely not a federal program.

    MoW are delivered in 181 communities across Ontario. Most MOW programs in Canada were started by local church groups or steering committees that saw a need to help feed elderly populations in their communities. Today, MOW programs still operate at the local level. Programs vary widely in their size, service provided, organization and funding…

    …There are 137 not-for-profit organizations receiving government funding from the [PROVINCIAL!!!] Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide Meals on Wheels. This government funding covers only part of the cost – the difference is made up by donations and/or client fees, which are kept as low as possible.

    The states can fund Meals On Wheels.

    Or the people. All the celebrities on my twitter feed are freaking out and the truth is they could probably fund it out of their collective per diems.

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    • March 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm
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    Misthiocracy Post author

    1967mustangman (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy (View Comment):

    1967mustangman (View Comment):
    Meals on Wheels people. He wants to cut Meals on Wheels!!

    We have Meals On Wheels up here in the Great White North. It’s absolutely not a federal program.

    MoW are delivered in 181 communities across Ontario. Most MOW programs in Canada were started by local church groups or steering committees that saw a need to help feed elderly populations in their communities. Today, MOW programs still operate at the local level. Programs vary widely in their size, service provided, organization and funding…

    …There are 137 not-for-profit organizations receiving government funding from the [PROVINCIAL!!!] Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide Meals on Wheels. This government funding covers only part of the cost – the difference is made up by donations and/or client fees, which are kept as low as possible.

    The states can fund Meals On Wheels.

    Or the people. All the celebrities on my twitter feed are freaking out and the truth is they could probably fund it out of their collective per diems.

    Serves you right for following such people on Twitter. I have no sympathy for you.

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    • March 16, 2017 at 1:57 pm
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    Misthiocracy (View Comment):
    Serves you right for following such people on Twitter. I have no sympathy for you.

    I know I want to believe that my geek culture and conservatism can co-exist but I think not.

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    • March 16, 2017 at 2:01 pm
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  25. Profile photo of Ryan M(cPherson) Listener

    That list should be way longer. My finger should hurt trying to scroll through it.

    It’s scary that we have so many useless agencies designed solely to waste our money.

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    • March 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm
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    1967mustangman (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy (View Comment):

    1967mustangman (View Comment):
    Meals on Wheels people. He wants to cut Meals on Wheels!!

    We have Meals On Wheels up here in the Great White North. It’s absolutely not a federal program.

    MoW are delivered in 181 communities across Ontario. Most MOW programs in Canada were started by local church groups or steering committees that saw a need to help feed elderly populations in their communities. Today, MOW programs still operate at the local level. Programs vary widely in their size, service provided, organization and funding…

    …There are 137 not-for-profit organizations receiving government funding from the [PROVINCIAL!!!] Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide Meals on Wheels. This government funding covers only part of the cost – the difference is made up by donations and/or client fees, which are kept as low as possible.

    The states can fund Meals On Wheels.

    Or the people. All the celebrities on my twitter feed are freaking out and the truth is they could probably fund it out of their collective per diems.

    ever seen a celebrity put his money where his mouth is?

    Yes, there are celebrities who give to (certain, generally left wing) charities. But really. Actually spending the money they claim to want to spend? Never going to happen. Not that we shouldn’t regularly point out to them how stupid and hypocritical they are. Of course.

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    • March 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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    Misthiocracy Post author

    Ryan M(cPherson) (View Comment):

    1967mustangman (View Comment):

    Or the people. All the celebrities on my twitter feed are freaking out and the truth is they could probably fund it out of their collective per diems.

    ever seen a celebrity put his money where his mouth is?

    Yes, there are celebrities who give to (certain, generally left wing) charities. But really. Actually spending the money they claim to want to spend? Never going to happen. Not that we shouldn’t regularly point out to them how stupid and hypocritical they are. Of course.

    If it doesn’t contribute greatly to their professional image, like building houses in Haiti or New Orleans after a media-intensive disaster, it just ain’t worth it. You might as well ask ’em to contribute to the revitalization of the nation’s deteriorating sewer systems.

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    • March 16, 2017 at 2:35 pm
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    Ryan M(cPherson) (View Comment):
    That list should be way longer. My finger should hurt trying to scroll through it.

    It’s scary that we have so many useless agencies designed solely to waste our money.

    I remember watching a local news show that broadcast the proceedings of the state H of R during a budget crisis back in the ’80s. Every time a program would come up for discussion, I would think “well, that sounds like a good idea!” and after awhile, I realized that it was a lot harder to balance a state (let alone national) budget than it looked. What is important to emphasize to progressive friends is that just because you cut the federal benefits to, say, “support for African business ventures” doesn’t mean that African business ventures can’t be supported. Indeed, they are being supported, by all sorts of entities, NGOs and, of course, the Chinese. So the choice isn’t between federal funds for CPB and the death of CPB…rather, CPB will have to come by its funding more honestly than taking it from the taxpayers it openly (at times) disdains.

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    This reads like a giant list of pork.

    What is the budget savings on these cuts?

    any state that wants to carry the torch on reviving thinges like these is free to do so.

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    • March 16, 2017 at 2:40 pm
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    Misthiocracy (View Comment):

    Ryan M(cPherson) (View Comment):

    1967mustangman (View Comment):

    Or the people. All the celebrities on my twitter feed are freaking out and the truth is they could probably fund it out of their collective per diems.

    ever seen a celebrity put his money where his mouth is?

    Yes, there are celebrities who give to (certain, generally left wing) charities. But really. Actually spending the money they claim to want to spend? Never going to happen. Not that we shouldn’t regularly point out to them how stupid and hypocritical they are. Of course.

    If it doesn’t contribute greatly to their professional image, like building houses in Haiti or New Orleans after a media-intensive disaster, it just ain’t worth it. You might as well ask ’em to contribute to the revitalization of the nation’s deteriorating sewer systems.

    excellent idea!

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    • March 16, 2017 at 2:41 pm
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