Budget Cuts Take Bite Out of Urban Agenda
The cuts agreed upon by President Obama and the GOP-led Congress will likely have an impact on Obama's urban agenda:
"Almost $3 billion for high-speed rail funds are cut, along with roughly $3 billion for highway construction..Social safety net programs are not spared. WIC, a program that uses federal money to subsidize the food and nutrition needs of children from low-income families, is cut by more than $500 million.
Grants to states that help pay for drinking water infrastructure projects are cut by $1 billion. Almost $1 billion is cut from a community development fund run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funding is also cut for four so-called administration 'czars' including those who work on urban affairs, climate change, health care and autos."