Obama Budget Curbs Disaster Planning Aid to States

February 17, 2011
Global Security Newswire


The newly released U.S. budget plan for fiscal 2012 would trim programs that provide federal support for disaster preparations in states and territories, the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy reported on Monday (seeGSN, Feb. 10).

The Obama administration intends to lower financial support to the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program to $643 million, Trust for America's Health Deputy Director Richard Hamburg said. That figure is $71.6 million less than the fiscal 2010 funding level, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention summary of the budget proposal to Congress.


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