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What Republicans want to cut in federal spending

Among the biggest flashpoints in the House Republicans’ $1.2 trillion bill for financing federal programs through Sept. 30 are provisions to:

† Cut $60 billion from last year’s spending on domestic programs, including education, environmental protection and community services.

† Block money to implement President Obama’s health-care overhaul.

† Bar federal funds for Planned Parenthood.

† Prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing regulations curbing emissions of gases that cause global warming.

† Reduce Pell Grants for low-income college students $5.6 billion, which the White House says would reduce the maximum $5,550 grant by $845.

† Cut $747 million in food aid for poor pregnant women and women with children up to the age of 5.

† Halt financing for the Americorps national service program.

† Limit this year’s budget for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to $80 million and cut the budgets of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.

Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM



Among the biggest flashpoints in the House Republicans’ $1.2 trillion bill for financing federal programs through Sept. 30 are provisions to:

† Cut $60 billion from last year’s spending on domestic programs, including education, environmental protection and community services.

† Block money to implement President Obama’s health-care overhaul.

† Bar federal funds for Planned Parenthood.

† Prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing regulations curbing emissions of gases that cause global warming.

† Reduce Pell Grants for low-income college students $5.6 billion, which the White House says would reduce the maximum $5,550 grant by $845.

† Cut $747 million in food aid for poor pregnant women and women with children up to the age of 5.

† Halt financing for the Americorps national service program.

† Limit this year’s budget for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to $80 million and cut the budgets of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.



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