"Appropriations: Key Lawmakers Balk At Plan For Steep Cuts At EPA

"Top Republican appropriators aren't embracing a plan to slash federal spending for U.S. EPA that President Trump is due to outline [Tuesday night] in his address to Congress.

The White House yesterday previewed Trump's spending plans, which would make deep cuts in fiscal 2018 for most federal programs not tied to national security. EPA could see its $8.1 billion annual budget cut by nearly a quarter, E&E News reported yesterday (E&E News PM, Feb. 27).

"This defense spending increase will be offset and paid for by finding greater savings and efficiencies across the federal government. We're going to do more with less," Trump said yesterday in a speech to the National Governors Association."

George Cahlink and Geof Koss report for E&E Daily February 28, 2017.


"Proposed Trump EPA Cuts Divide GOP Appropriators" (The Hill)

"Top Republican Says Trump's Budget Plan 'Dead On Arrival'" (BBC News)

Source: E&E Daily, 03/01/2017