“Trump EPA Chief To Congress: Cut My Funding”

“The Trump administration has asked Congress to slash the EPA’s annual budget by about a quarter”

“WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler wants Congress to deeply cut funding for his own agency in the next fiscal year.

The Trump administration this month asked Congress to slash the EPA’s annual budget by about $2.4 billion for fiscal 2021— that’s a 26% cut from the funding the agency received for fiscal year 2020.

It’s not the first time the White House has asked Congress for deep cuts at EPA. Trump has proposed steep funding reductions for EPA each year he’s been in office, although those cuts have been consistently rebuffed by members of Congress. Generally, even EPA’s toughest critics in Congress support funding for EPA’s bread-and-butter programs like water infrastructure and hazardous waste cleanup.”

Robin Bravender reports for States Newsroom Washington Bureau February 27, 2020.