House Appropriations Committee Chair Releases FY12 Budget Plan Proposing To Cut $30B From Current Spending Levels
House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) released a 2012 budget plan on Wednesday that would cut federal spending levels by $30 billion compared with current levels, the Wall Street Journal reports. The plan "calls for cutting virtually every area of the federal government. The one exception would be defense spending" (Boles, 5/11).
"Foreign aid, the State Department and other foreign operations would get 22 percent less than Obama requested" for FY12, Reuters reports (Sullivan, 5/11). The House Committee on Appropriations released a table (.pdf) with the proposed Appropriations Subcommittee spending limits (5/11). The Kaiser Family Foundation's Policy Tracker provides additional information about the legislation (5/11).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.