Obey suggests education, labor, health programs could face $3.5B in cuts
The Hill blog recently wrote about how House Appropriations Chairman David Obey warned that education, health and labor programs could be cut by billions. Here's a snippet:
The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee warned education, health and labor programs could be cut by an additional $3.5 billion from President Barack Obama’s budget request.
Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) said groups pressing Congress to add $14 billion to Obama’s proposals for the Departments of Labor, Education and Health and Human Services are going to be disappointed given the political need felt by members in both parties to cut the record budget deficit.
“We won’t be able to increase this bill by $14 billion, as a lot of you are going to be asking today — we’re going to have to cut this bill by about $3.5 billion,” Obey said in his opening statement for a subcommittee hearing Wednesday. “And that means $3.5 billion below Obama’s budget.” Click here for the entire blog: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/97649-obey-suggests-education-labor-health-programs-could-face-35b-in-cuts