Obama Budget to Propose 215 Program Cuts, Consolidations

April 10, 2013

The Obama administration will propose 215 program cuts, consolidations and other savings as part of its fiscal 2014 budget request set for release Wednesday, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

The projected savings would amount to more than $25 billion next year, OMB Controller Danny Werfel said in a Tuesday post on the agency’s official blog.

Among the proposals is a plan to streamline and reorganize more than 40 programs that deliver job training and employment services, Werfel said, with a goal of making it easier for Americans to find a job or improve their skills to get a better one. The White House wants, for example, to create a “universal displaced worker” program that would provide a set of core services drawn from two more narrowly targeted programs, he said.

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