Federal agencies leading the coronavirus response would see major funding cuts starting Oct. 1 under a budget proposal released Monday by the Trump administration.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s budget would decrease to $5.62 billion in discretionary spending, a $1.29 billion increase from 2020 under the spending agreement enacted this past December (Pub. L. 116-94).
The National Institutes of Health’s spending would fall to $38 billion—a $3.7 billion cut from 2020 but not as steep as previous proposals, and $4 billion above what the White House proposed in fiscal 2020.
The proposed White House cuts are ...