Trump budget proposes cuts to global health amid two global health crises
Trump budget proposes cuts to global health amid two global health crises
Trump's 2021 budget keeps ignoring the climate crisis
13 February, 2020, 18:52
But the Democratic Republic of Congo is still battling the second largest outbreak of Ebola ever, with 3,429 reported cases and 2,251 people killed.Still, global health advocates say the administration does deserve some credit for proposing over $1 billion for vaccinations for children around the world."The budget protects against infectious disease threats at home and overseas by bolstering country capacity to prevent, detect and respond to outbreaks and to prevent epidemics from reaching our borders", Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun said Monday.But the budget request proposes reducing funding for global health programs from the $9.1 billion Congress allocated for them in Fiscal Year 2020 to $6 billion for FY 2021. During Barack Obama's final year in office, the difference between what the US took in from tax revenues and what it spent was less than $600 billion.
The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, called the budget "a statement of values", adding: "Once again, the Trump budget makes it painfully clear how little the president values the good health, financial security and wellbeing of America's hardworking families". The proposal is unlikely to become law, however, as Democratic lawmakers have already voiced opposition to the plan.
Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, accused Mr. Trump of breaking his claims to the middle course by putting his edge over food stamps. That would take it from $23.8 billion this year down to $21.8 billion next year. The shortfall is now more than double that figure.
"If Democrats are in fact anxious about the shortage, they ought to work with Republicans on sensible strategies to get Washington's spending under management when strengthening our security net", explained Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, the leading Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee.
"Americans pay into Social Security so it's there for them when they need it". "The President's budget is anti-growth, does not create good-paying jobs and increases the national debt".
Despite the deep cuts, the budget plan acknowledges that the proposal would fail to eliminate the deficit over the next decade.
To Donald Trump, every event on the presidential stage is now a re-election pitch to voters.
Trump's 740.5 billion US dollars defense budget request includes more money for nuclear weapons and a big boost to research and development spending to prepare for future warfare.
The White House also said it is on track to double funds for non-defence AI research and development by 2022. Analysts estimate that the cost to shift the USA power grid to 100% renewable energy over the next ten years is about $4.5 trillion. Inflation was running at 2.3% in the USA in the year to December 2019, according to data published in January by the Labor Department.
The funding will go to better nuclear command and control as well as delivery platforms like the Columbia Class nuclear submarine made by Huntington Ingalls Industries and General Dynamics and the certification to carry nuclear bombs aboard the stealthy F-35 jet fighter made by Lockheed Martin Co. And according to Kaiser Family Foundation, it finances almost half of all births in the U.S.
The Commerce Department, whose responsibilities include collecting census data, monitoring the weather and issuing patents, would suffer the biggest budget cut, at 37% - though much of the fall is explained by the loss of additional funds allocated to administer the 2020 census. His comments followed a House Budget Committee hearing on the president's fiscal 2021 budget request, POLITICO wrote.
On Monday, a viral tweet claimed that NASA said brooms would stand up on that day only because of the earth's gravitational pull . Adding that "People think it's special because at what another point in your life would you stop and try to balance a broom".
Tehran responded to the USA attack on Soleimani by launching missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops. The debate on the resolution opened on Wednesday, and the final vote is expected sometime on Thursday.
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A second Northern Irish truck driver, 23-year-old Eamonn Harrison, will be extradited from the Republic of Ireland this week. German authorities and the National Crime Agency carried out an arrest by order of the Essex police last week.
CBS later released a statement saying the clip "did not reflect the nature and tone" of the complete interview. She later filed a civil lawsuit but the matter was settled out of court in 2005, USA Today reports.
More than 600 people who were evacuated from Wuhan remain under federal quarantine in Texas , Nebraska, and California . The two arrived at Miramar on different planes and were housed in separate facilities on base.
They included health worker Catriona Greenwood, her husband Bob Saynor, 48, and their nine-year-old son. Staff at a local primary school are also "self-isolating" because of contact with those infected.
Johnson's administration was elected on a mandate of "getting Brexit done" and reclaiming British sovereignty from Brussels . Mr Eastwood said the government had moved away from promises of "frictionless trade" and "borders of the future".
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It noted that this is 1.7 mbd below what what OPEC produced in January when the new production cuts came into force. That industry is likely to remain resilient against the price slump until later in the year, it predicted.