Familiar GOP targets face Trump budget ax


The list includes the Export-Import Bank, long a help to Boeing, as well as PBS, fine-arts programs and even drug-control grants. Most of the programs cost less than $500 million annually, a pittance for a government projected to spend about $4 trillion this year.

WASHINGTON — The White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Donald Trump could eliminate to trim domestic spending, including longstanding conservative targets such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corp., AmeriCorps and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities.

Work on the first Trump administration budget has been delayed as the budget office awaited Senate confirmation of former Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a spending hard-liner, as budget director. Now that he is in place, his office is ready to proceed with a list of nine programs to…



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