How Trump is cutting spending — and where

To appease GOP deficit hawks in Congress, Trump is submitting $15 billion of spending “rescissions.”

Congress approved this spending, and appropriated money for it, but executive branch agencies under Trump’s control didn’t spend it.

The rescissions include $7 billion for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), $148 million for the Animal and Plant Inspection Service (APIS), $107 million for Hurricance Sandy relief, and $252 million to protect Americans from Ebola. A Koch group is asking for billions of additional spending cuts in programs such as homeless assistance, FBI salaries, and the National Cancer Institute. But not a dime of military or corporate welfare spending made the list of cuts.

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