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Feb 13, 2018

Trump’s proposed science budget tackles the opioid epidemic but shuns the environment

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 is once again trying to gut the Environmental Protection Agency, while pouring billions of dollars to combat the opioid epidemic.

The budget proposal would allocate $13 billion to combat an opioid crisis that’s sweeping the US. (It’s a serious crisis; opioids are killing so many people that life expectancy is going down in the US.) But overall, the Department of Health and Human Services is getting a 21 percent cut from 2017 levels. The budget also offers more funding for combating infectious diseases, though it cuts $236 billion in Medicare spending.

In many ways, it’s a stronger science budget than last year, according to Matt Hourihan, who runs the Budget and Policy...

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