Block Grant cuts wanted by Trump face bipartisan opposition


Block Grant cuts wanted by Trump face bipartisan opposition

President Trump’s budget, which slashes spending on social programs, is chock full of tough sells, and one of the toughest is a proposal to scrap Community Development Block Grants, which pump $3 billion a year into redevelopment projects throughout the country and is popular on both sides of the aisle.
The battle brewing over turning off the flow of the grant money provides a glimpse of the fierce resistance Mr. Trump must overcome in his effort to shrink the federal government.
It’s difficult to find a county, city or town in America that doesn’t cash in on the …

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