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National Debt

Proposed FY2011 Cuts

  • February 12, 2011

    This weekend, House GOP leaders announced more than $100 billion in cuts compared to the President’s Fiscal Year 2011 budget proposal to be released on Monday. Of this amount, $81 billion has been cut from non-security programs, and security-related programs have been reduced by $19 billion. This legislation reverses the trend of Congressional spending over that last two years that increased overall discretionary funding by 24%.

    While these are worthy first steps, it appears much of the low hanging fruit has been harvested from our annual budget. This $100 billion in cuts doesn’t even scratch the surface of our budget deficit, which last year was in excess of $1.2 trillion. That means these cuts, are less than a 10% decrease of what we’re overspending from the revenues we take in. Our government can’t live within its means and its time for our leaders in Washington to do better. Instead of taking the easy route and cutting a paltry $100 billion, how about actually balancing the budget?

    The proposed $100 billion in cuts follows below.

    Terminations in the FY2011 Continuing Resolution

    (Savings are reflected in comparison to FY10 enacted levels)


    Office of Tribal Relations -$1M
    Office of Advocacy and Outreach -$1.7M
    Hazardous Materials Management -$.5.1M
    Agricultural Research Service, Building and Facilities -$70.8
    Conservation Loans, Direct Subsidy -$1M
    Conservation Loans, Guaranteed Subsidy -$.3M
    Indian Highly Fractionated Land Loan Program -$.8M
    Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations -$30M
    Watershed Rehabilitation Program -$40.1M
    Resource Conservation and Development Program -$50.7M
    Multi-family Rural Housing, Revitalization Program -$25M
    Multi-family Rural Housing, Revitalization Program
    Preservation Loans -$1.8M
    Rural Water Direct Loan -$77M
    High Energy Cost Grant Program -$17.5M
    Broadband Direct Loans -$28.9M
    TEFAP Infrastructure Grants -$6M


    Cops Hiring -$298M
    NTIA Public Telecom Facilities Construction -$20M
    NIST Construction Grants -$20M
    DOJ Weed and Seed Fund -$20M
    Emergency Steel Loan Guarantees (rescission) -$48M

    Energy and Water:

    Weatherization Assistance Program -$210M
    State Energy Program -$50M
    Northern Border Regional Commission -$1.5M
    Southeast Crescent Regional Commission -$.25M

    Financial Services:

    Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation -$37.5M
    Election Assistance Grants -$75M
    White House Unanticipated Needs -$1M
    ONDCP Youth Media Campaign -$45M
    ONDCP Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center -$5M
    ONDCP Performance Measures -$.25M
    Federal Payments to DC:
    - Forensics Lab -$15M
    - Chief Financial Officer -$1.85M
    - Reconnecting Disconnected Youth -$4M


    BLM Ecosystem Assessments -$4.5 M
    BLM Seed Preservation (climate change funding) -$3 M
    BLM, Challenge Cost Share -$9.5 M
    FWS, Challenge Cost Share -6.5M
    FWS Partners: private lands (climate change funding) -$6 M
    FWS National Wildlife Refuge System (climate change funding) -$12M
    FWS National Fish Habitat Action Plan (climate change funding) -$2 M
    NPS Climate Change Monitoring System $3 M
    NPS Climate Change response office -$1.5 M
    FWS Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund -$83 M
    FWS North American Wetlands Conservation Fund -$48 M
    FWS State and Tribal Wildlife Grants -$90 M
    NPS Park Partnership grants -$15 M
    NPS Preserve America grants -$4.6 M
    NPS Save America’s Treasures grants -$25 M
    NPS Statutory or Contractual Aid -$5.85 M
    NPS LWCF State Assistance -$40M
    USGS Climate effects network/science application -$10.5 M
    USGS Biological carbon sequestration -$5 M
    USGS Climate change science coordination with FWS -$5 M
    USGS Biol. research and monitoring (climate change funding) -$1 M
    EPA local climate change grants -$10 M
    EPA targeted air-shed grants -$20 M
    EPA cap and trade technical assistance - $5 M
    FS, State and Private Forestry (Forest Legacy) -$70 M
    Smithsonian Legacy Fund -$30 M
    Eisenhower Memorial Commission -$19 M.


    Corporation for National and Community Service - $1B
    Corporation for Public Broadcasting -$86M
    Youthbuild -$102.5M
    Green Jobs Innovation Fund -$40M
    Career Pathways Innovation Fund -$125M
    Re-intergration of Ex-offenders -$108.5M
    Workforce Data Quality Initiative -$12.5M
    State Health Access Grant Program -$75M
    Family Planning -$317.5M
    Patient Navigator -$5M
    Congenital Disabilities -$.5M
    National All-Schedules Prescription Monitoring -$2M
    St. Elizabeth's Testing/Remediation -$1M
    Eliminate no-year flu funding -$276M
    Medical Countermeasures Dispensing -$10M
    Even Start -$66.5M
    Striving Readers -$250M
    Literacy through School Libraries -$19M
    High School Graduation Initiative -$50M
    Mathematics and Science Partnerships -$180.5M
    Educational Technology State Grants -$100M
    Foreign Language Assistance -$27M
    Education for Native Hawaiians -$34M
    Alaska Native Education Equity -$33.3M
    National Writing Project -$25.7M
    Teaching of Traditional American History -$119M
    School Leadership -$29M
    Advanced Credentialing -$10.7M
    Teach for America -$18M
    Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE) -$261M
    Excellence in Economic Education -$1.5M
    Mental Health Integration -$6M
    Arts in Education -$40M
    Exchanges with Historic Whaling Partners -$8.8M
    Reading is Fundamental -$24.8M
    Women's Educational Equity -$2.4M
    Ready-to-Learn Television -$27.3M
    Close Up Fellowships -$2M
    Alcohol Abuse Reduction -$32.7M
    Elementary and Secondary School Counseling -$55M
    Carol M. White Physical Education Program -$79M
    Civic Education -$35M
    Special Olympics Education Programs -$8.1M
    Projects with industry -$19.2M
    Supported employment State grants -$28.2M
    Tech-Prep Education State Grants -$103M
    State Grants for Incarcerated Youth Offenders -$17.2M
    Smaller Learning Communities -$88M
    LEAP program -$64M
    Fund for the Improvement of Postsec. Ed. (FIPSE) -$159.4M
    Legal Assistance Loan Repayment Program -$5M
    Tribally Controlled Postsec Vocational and Tech. Institutions -$8.2M
    Byrd Honors Scholarships -$42M
    Teacher Quality Partnerships -$43M
    Programs for BA Degrees in STEM and Critical Foreign Languages -$1.1M
    Programs for MA Degrees in STEM and Critical Foreign Languages -$1.1M
    Demonstration in Disabilities / Higher Education -$6.8M
    Underground Railroad Program -$2M
    Thurgood Marshall Legal Opportunity Scholarships -$3M
    Regional Educational Laboratories -$70.7M
    Statewide Data Systems -$58.3M
    Economic Development Fund for Community Services Block Grant - $36 M
    Mentoring Children of Prisoners - $49 M
    Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community Grants - $110 M
    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants - $757.5 M

    State and Foreign Operations:

    Contribution to the Clean Technology Fund -$300M
    Contribution to the Strategic Climate Fund -$75M
    Asian Development Fund -$105M
    United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) -$55M
    Compex Crisis Fund -$50M
    U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation -$5.75M
    Buying Power Maintenance Account -$8.5M
    Global Crop Diversity Trust -$10M
    International Fund for Ireland -$17M


    FRA High Speed Rail -$5B
    National Infrastructure Investments -$600M
    FHWA Surface Transportation Priorities -$293M
    FTA Energy Efficiency Grants -$75M
    FRA Railroad Safety Technology Program - $50M
    FRA Rail Line Relocation Program -$34.5M
    MARAD Assistance to Small Shipyards -$15M
    FTA WMATA Grants -$150M
    HUD HOPE VI -$200M
    HUD Native Hawaiian Housing Grants -$13M
    HUD Housing Counseling Assistance -$87.5M
    HUD Energy Innovation Fund -$50M
    HUD Brownfields -$17.5M

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