Proposed White House budget slashes scientific funding

President Donald Trump’s proposed $1.15 trillion budget for fiscal year 2018 makes defense spending a priority with a $54 billion increase over last year, but delivers huge cuts to science, according to Science News. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be the hardest hit with a 31 percent slash in budget compared to 2017. The National Institutes of Health faces an 18 percent cut and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science could lose about 17 percent of its funding.

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