Mar 16, 2017

19 independent agencies Trump wants to scrap

Alex Brandon / AP

Here are the 19 agencies Trump wants to eliminate from the next fiscal year budget, paired with their 2016 budgets.

Don't freak out yet: This is just a budget request, while Congress holds the purse strings.

  1. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness $4 million
  2. Northern Border Regional Commission $8 million
  3. Chemical Safety Board $11 million
  4. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars $11 million
  5. Denali Commission $20 million
  6. Inter-American Foundation $22 million
  7. Delta Regional Authority $25 million
  8. African Development Foundation $30 million
  9. United States Institute of Peace $35 million
  10. U.S. Trade and Development agency $60 million
  11. Overseas Private Investment Corporation $83 million
  12. Appalachian Regional Commission $146 million
  13. National Endowment for the Arts $148 million
  14. National Endowment for the Humanities $148 million
  15. Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation $175 million
  16. Institute for Museum and Library Services $230 million
  17. Legal Services Corporation $385 million
  18. Corporation for Public Broadcasting $445 million
  19. Corporation for National & Community Service (AmeriCorps) $1.1 billion

Total potential savings: $3,081,000,000

The math: The cuts still come up short on $51 billion of increased defense spending. Trump wants to cover the rest of the budget with bigger cuts to other government agencies, such as $10.9 billion from the State Department, USAID and Treasury International Program, and $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health.

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