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By The Associated Press

The 141 programs that President Bush proposed to eliminate or cut in his 2007 budget, with potential savings in millions:

TERMINATIONS:

AGRICULTURE

Microbiological data program, $6 million.

Community Connect broadband grants, $9 million.

Commodity supplemental food program, $107 million.

Research and extension grant earmarks, $196 million.

Ocean freight differential grants, $77 million.

Forest service economic action program, $10 million.

High cost energy grants, $26 million.

Public broadcast grants, $5 million.

Watershed protection and flood prevention operations, $75 million.

Total $511 million

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COMMERCE

Advanced technology program, $79 million.

Emergency steel guarantee loan program $49 million

Telecommunications construction grants $22 million

Total $150 million

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EDUCATION

Educational technology state grants, $272 million

Even Start, $99 million

High school programs terminations:

Vocational education state grants, $1,182 million

Vocational education national programs, $9 million

Upward Bound, $311 million

GEAR UP, $303 million

Talent search, $145 million

Tech prep state grants, $105 million

Smaller learning communities, $94 million

Safe and Drug-Free Schools state grants, $347 million

Elementary and secondary education program terminations:

Parental information and resource centers, $40 million

Arts in education, $35 million

Elementary and secondary school counseling, $35 million

Alcohol abuse reduction, $32 million

Civic education, $29 million

National Writing Project, $22 million

Star Schools, $15 million

School leadership,$15 million

Ready to Teach, $11 million

Javits gifted and talented education, $10 million

Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners, $9 million

Comprehensive school reform, $8 million

Dropout prevention program, $5 million

Mental Health integration in schools, $5 million

Women's Educational Equity, $3 million

Academies for American History and Civics, $2 million

Close-Up fellowships, $1 million

Foundations for Learning, $1 million

Excellence in Economic Education, $1 million

Higher Education Programs:

Education demos for students with disabilities, $7 million

Underground Railroad Program, $2 million

State grants for incarcerated youth offenders, $23 million

Postsecondary Student Financial Assistance Programs:

Perkins Loan cancellations, $65 million

Leveraging educational assistance programs, $65 million

Byrd Scholarships, $41 million

Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational opportunity, $3 million

B.J. Stupak Olympic scholarships, $1 million

_Vocational rehabilitation programs:

Supported employment, $30 million

Projects with industry, $20 million

Recreational programs, $3 million

Migrant and seasonal farmworkers,$2 million

Teacher Quality Enhancement, $60 million

Total $3,468 million

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ENERGY

University nuclear energy program, $27 million

Oil and gas research and development, $64 million

Geothermal technology program, $23 million

Total $114 million

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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control preventive block grant, $99 million

Real Choice System Change grants, $25 million

Community services block grant, $630 million

Community economic development, $27 million

Rural community facilities, $7 million

Job opportunities for low-income individuals, $6 million

Maternal and child health small categorical grants, $39 million

Urban Indian Health Program, $33 million

Total $866 million

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HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of grants and training, $229 million

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HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

HOPE VI, $198 million

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INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs Johnson-O'Malley assistance grants, $16 million

Land and water conservation fund state recreation grants, $28 million

National Park Service statutory aid, $7 million

Rural fire assistance, $10 million

Total $61 million

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JUSTICE

Byrne discretionary grants, $189 million

Byrne justice assistance grants, $327 million

Community Oriented Policing Services technology grants, $128 million

Juvenile accountability block grants, $49 million

National Drug Intelligence Center, $23 million

State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, $400 million

Total $1,116 million

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LABOR

America's Job Bank, $15 million

Denali Commission job training earmark, $7 million

Migrant and seasonal farmworkers training program, $79 million

Reintegration of youthful offenders, $49 million

Susan Harwood training grants, $10 million

Work incentive grants, $20 million

Total $180 million

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TRANSPORTATION

National defense tank vessel construction program, $74 million

Railroad rehabilitation financing loan program, $0 million (no funds were enacted in 2006)

Total $74 million

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Unrequested projects, $277 million

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OTHER AGENCIES

National Civilian Community Corps, $22 million

President's Freedom scholarships, $4 million

National Veterans Business Development Corporation, $1 million

Small Business Administration microloan program, $14 million

Postal Service forgone revenue appropriation, $29 million

Total $70 million

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MAJOR REDUCTIONS:

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AGRICULTURE

Conservation operations, $77 million

Resource conservation and development program, $25 million

State and private forestry, $100 million

In-house research, $123 million

Environmental quality incentives program, $270 million

Market access program, $100 million

Rural Economic development grants, $89 million

Watershed rehabilitation program, $ 65 million

Farmland protection program, $47 million

Value-added marketing grants, $40 million

Wildlife habitat incentives program, $30 million

Agricultural management assistance, $14 million

Broadband, $10 million

Ground and surface water conservation, $9 million

Renewable energy program, $3 million

Biomass research and development, $2 million

Total $1004 million

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COMMERCE

Manufacturing extension partnership, $59 million

Technology administration, $5 million

Total $64 million

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EDUCATION

Perkins Loans Institutional Fund recall, $664 million

Teaching American history, $71 million

Physical education, $47 million

Mentoring program, $30 million

Total 811 million

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ENERGY

Environmental management, $762 million

Weatherization assistance program, $79 million

Clean Coal Power initiative, $45 million

Total $886 million

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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Service Administration- Children's Graduate Medical Education, $198

HRSA Health professions, $136 million

HRSA Poison control centers, $10 million

HRSA Rural health, $133 million

Social Services block grant, $500 million

Substance abuse and mental health programs, $71 million

Total $1,048 million

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HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of grants and training, $694 million

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HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Public housing capital fund, $261 million

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INTERIOR

BIA school construction, $50 million

Bureau of Reclamation reductions, $127 million

USGS Mineral Resources program, $22 million

Total $199 million

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LABOR

State job training grants consolidation, $514 million

International Labor Affairs Bureau, $61 million

Office of Disability Employment Policy, $8 million

Total $583 million

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TRANSPORTATION

Amtrak, $394 million

Federal Aviation Administration, Airport improvement program, $765 million

Total $1,159 million

TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service business systems modernization, $30 million

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Alaska Native villages, $19 million

Clean water state revolving fund, $199 million

Total $218 million

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INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Assistance for Eastern European democracy, $83 million

Assistance for the state of the former Soviet Union, $68 million

Total $160 million

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

Aeronautics Mission Research Directorate, $160 million

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OTHER AGENCIES

Corporation for Public Broadcasting, $114 million

Denali Commission, $47 million

National Archives and Records Administration, $8 million

Total $169 million

— Associated Press
San Francisco Chronicle

2006-02-09


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