House Republicans Release Details of Last-Minute Budget Deal
House Republicans have released details of the budget deal agreed to late Friday that averted a government shutdown and set spending levels for the rest of fiscal year 2011.
As the NewsHour’s Terence Burlij wrote in Tuesday’s Morning Line:
The savings come from across the federal government, including $5 billion from capping a fund awarding compensation to crime victims, $3.5 billion in unused funds from a health care program for children in low-income families, $600 million from community health centers, zeroing out funding for high-speed rail initiatives (plus rescinding $400 million already appropriated) and $80 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supports NPR and PBS.
Some $10 billion of the $38 billion in cuts came from reductions taken under the three previous temporary funding measures.
The summary released by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., embedded below, lists funding levels and cuts for several programs, from agriculture, to commerce to energy to homeland security to a program to build more high-speed rail.
This document lists highlighted program cuts, compared to last year’s budget, as released by the House Appropriations Committee.
We’ll have more on the details of the bill here on the Rundown and on Tuesday’s NewsHour. Stay tuned.