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President Trump takes new aim at the government’s science, health and research programs

Recode ------ President Donald Trump is doubling down on his plan to slash billions of dollars from the U.S. government’s top science and research programs in 2018. After promising major cuts in a budget roadmap released in March, the White House delivered a final proposal today that cancels nearly $6 billion in funding at the National Institutes of Health, reduces spending at the National Science Foundation by more than $770 million and takes major swipes at a number of federal programs that study climate change. As with any president’s budget, the blueprint that Trump released today is just that: A sketch of his priorities submitted to Congress that lawmakers in previous years have ignored. This time around, Trump finds himself on a collision course even with members of his own party, who earlier this year funded the government for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year with a bill that actually sustains federal research spending, including at NIH. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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