Bloomberg Law
March 14, 2019, 8:07 PM

Trump’s Plan to Cut CDC Funding Likely Blocked by Senate Panel

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

Senators who hold the purse strings for health dollars will shield the CDC from major cuts proposed by the Trump administration.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would see a nearly $1.3 billion cut to its discretionary funds in fiscal year 2020 to $5.28 billion from $6.56 billion under the Trump administration’s 2020 budget request. It’s part of a White House plan to cull discretionary spending across the board, including $14 billion from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Public health programs at the CDC have historically been more vulnerable to funding reductions compared with biomedical research ...

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