Monday , 26 June 2017

SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN FIGHTS BUDGET CUTS TO RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN WISCONSIN

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to President Trump expressing strong objections to proposed budget cuts to investments in rural Wisconsin.  Last week, President Trump issued a budget proposal calling for drastic cuts that would undermine the important rural development mission at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These damaging cuts come on the heels of recently announced plans to eliminate the USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development, an important advocate for small towns and rural communities across the country. In Wisconsin, USDA Rural Development invested $556,267,665 in over 8,500 projects in 2016. This includes $28.9 million invested in Wisconsin rural businesses to retain local jobs, increase production, spur new business growth and more. It also includes $18.4 million of investments in rural community facilities like police and fire stations and $152.4 million invested in 27 infrastructure projects like clean drinking water system upgrades. https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/press-releases/trump-budget-cuts-to-rural-development

 

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