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Agencies Fighting Coronavirus to See Cuts Under Budget Request (2)

Feb. 10, 2020, 7:00 PMUpdated: Feb. 10, 2020, 9:11 PM

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...

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