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Chairwoman Johnson Statement on Trump’s FY 2020 Budget Request

Press Release From: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Today, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) made the following statement.

“President Trump and his Administration have once again rejected reality with this FY20 budget request. This request proposes unreasonably deep cuts to many of the nation’s federal science agencies, including a 12 percent cut to NSF, 31 percent cuts to both the EPA and NIST, and a 60 percent cut to DOE’s advanced energy programs, continuing the trend of devaluing the unique role that Federal investments have on advancing our economy, competitiveness, and the future of our nation. This proposal is simply absurd and shows a complete disregard for the importance of civilian R&D and science and technology programs. If the President would like Congress to take his request seriously, he should make an effort to work together to craft a meaningful budget proposal.”

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