Biden withdraws spending cuts proposed by Trump

Washington, Feb 1 (Agency) US President Joe Biden has withdrawn 73 budget cuts proposed by his predecessor Donald Trump during the final week of his presidency, said a letter written by him to Congress leaders. All the 73 budget cuts combined together add up to USD 27.4 billion. Biden stated in the letter “I am withdrawing 73 proposed rescissions previously transmitted to the Congress,” Trump on January 14 sent a letter to leaders in the House and the Senate proposing cuts, which would have decreased the budgets of several government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. Former President Trump signed an economic stimulus package measuring $2.3 trillion designed to provide relief amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this past December. Trump said that he would call on Congress leaders to trim “wasteful items” from the package.