Trump Acting Budget Director Russ Vought Defends 15% Budget Cut To CDC Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The acting director of the White House Office of Management reiterated his proposal of a $9.5 billion cut to Health and Human Services, despite the coronavirus outbreak.Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pennsylvania) grilled acting director Russ Vought last week during a hearing about President Donald Trump’s 2021 budget plan.The proposal included cutting funding to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention by 15% and decreasing the budget for the Infectious Diseases Rapid Response Reserve Fund’s annual contribution by $35 million.“The question is today, as we sit here and we know about coronavirus …

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