President Trump's New Budget Would Slash These 10 Federal Programs. Here's What They Cost (and Actually Do)




Eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts would save 37 cents for every American.
Eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts would save 37 cents for every American.  

President Trump ran on, among other things, cutting wasteful spending in Washington. On Monday, he proposed a $4.4 trillion 2019 budget that calls for steep cuts to many popular government programs.

The budget, which essentially amounts to the White House's annual spending wish list for Congress, calls for increasing spending in some areas, such as the military. But the proposal sharply curtails or eliminates other discretionary items-including many perennial Republican bugaboos like foreign aid and the National Endowment for the Arts.

President Trump's 2019 priorities would conflict with the two-year budget deal that Congress passed last week, which called for increases in both military and other domestic spending.

The White House says it is calling for a total $48.4 billion in reduced spending on discretionary programs. Here are some of the major programs that would be slashed under the president's budget, along with their current cost-and the amount that would be saved by individual Americans on a per-person basis:

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Academic enrichment for low-income children outside of school

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Subsidized heating for low-income families

State Dept. and USAID Development Assistance

Foreign aid

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Supports public radio, television, and other public media

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

Federal Work Study

Grants to Amtrak

Energy Star and Voluntary Climate Programs

Provides energy efficiency labels for products like clothes dryers

Superfund

EPA program for cleaning up environmentally contaminated sites

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