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    Trump Team Prepares Budget Cuts for US State Department, Other Agencies

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    The team of President-elect Donald Trump plans to cut funding for a number of governmental agencies, including the departments of State, Commerce, Transportation and Energy, according to media reports.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The team of President-elect Donald Trump has prepared plans to cut spending for a number of governmental agencies, including the departments of State and Energy, US media reported on Thursday.

    The departments of Commerce, Transportation and Justice will also see significant budget and program cuts, The Hill reported.

    In addition, the Trump team intends to privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, according to the report.

    The budget cuts will reportedly decrease US federal spending by some $10.5 trillion within ten years.

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