House Appropriations Committee Offers Detailed List of Cuts

Today, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY) released a preliminary proposal for cuts to the President's FY2011 budget, totaling $74 billion in savings. Congress must pass a continuing resolution (CR) appropriating federal spending for the rest of the fiscal year before the current CR expires on March 4 to prevent a government shut-down. A draft of the new CR will be submitted tomorrow and the full House will take the measure up for a vote next week.

The proposed cuts will touch off a heated debate in Congress as lawmakers will begin the process of making the difficult decisions required to put the country on a sustainable fiscal course. In his statement, Chairman Rogers said:

"Make no mistake, these cuts are not low-hanging fruit. These cuts are real and will impact every District across the country - including my own. As I have often said, every dollar we cut has a constituency, an industry, an association, and individual citizens who disagree with us. But with this CR, we will respond to the millions of American who have called on this Congress to rein in spending to help our economy grow and our businesses create jobs."

Below, is a list of the proposed cuts Chairman Rogers offered today and their savings relative to the President's FY2011 Budget request.


Cuts in Millions of Dollars Relative to President's FY2011 Budget
Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies   $30
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy   $899
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability   $49
Nuclear Energy   $169
Fossil Energy Research   $31
Clean Coal Technology   $18
Strategic Petroleum Reserve   $15
Energy Information Administration   $34
Office of Science   $1,100
Power Marketing Administrations   $52
Department of Treasury   $268
Internal Revenue Service   $593
Treasury Forfeiture Fund   $338
GSA Federal Buildings Fund   $1,700
ONDCP   $69
International Trade Administration   $93
Economic Development Assistance   $16
Minority Business Development Agency   $2
National Institute of Standards and Technology   $186
NOAA   $336
National Drug Intelligence Center   $11
Law Enforcement Wireless Communications   $52
US Marshals Service   $10
FBI   $74
State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance   $256
Juvenile Justice   $2
COPS   $600
NASA   $379
NSF   $139
Legal Services Corporation   $75
EPA   $1,600
Food Safety and Inspection Services   $53
Farm Service Agency   $201
Agriculture Research   $246
Natural Resource Conservation Service   $46
Rural Development Programs   $237
WIC   $758
International Food Aid grants   $544
FDA   $220
Land and Water Conservation Fund   $348
National Archives and Record Service   $20
DOE Loan Guarantee Authority   $1,400
EPA GHG Reporting Registry   $9
USGS   $27
EPA Cap and Trade Technical Assistance   $5
EPA State and Local Air Quality Management   $25
Fish and Wildlife Service   $72
Smithsonian   $7
National Park Service   $51
Clean Water State Revolving Fund   $700
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund   $250
EPA Brownfields   $48
Forest Service   $38
National Endowment for the Arts   $6
National Endowment for the Humanities   $6
Job Training Programs  $2,000
Community Health Centers  $1,300
Maternal and Child Health Block Grants  $210
Family Planning  $327
Poison Control Centers  $27
CDC   $755
NIH   $1,000
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services   $96
LIHEAP Contingency fund   $400
Community Services Block Grant   $405
High Speed Rail   $1,000
FAA Next Gen   $234
Amtrak   $224
HUD Community Development Fund   $530
Subtotal $30,422
Non-Security Cuts Still to Come ~$28,000
Security Cuts Still to Come ~$16,000
Total Below President's Budget $74,000