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HHS details $2.5 billion in cuts for rest of the year

May 16, 2011
by Julian Pecquet
The Hill

The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday released newdetails regarding more than $2.5 billion in cuts agreed to last month, including a $48 million reduction in spending on pediatrician training and $740 million less for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Democrats and Republicans agreed to almost $40 billion in cuts over last year's spending levels as part of their deal to keep the government open through Sept. 30. The continuing resolution left the details up to individual agencies, however.

 

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