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Donald Trump is defunding the CDC.

While the Trump administration's proposed 2021 budget includes cuts to the CDC, it has not yet been approved by Congress.

The Trump administration proposed $61.7 million less in 2018 than in 2017; $96.4 million less in 2019 than in 2018; $114.4 million less in 2020 than in 2019; and $85.3 million less in 2021 than in 2020 for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, Congress reworked on the figures, restored the funding, and even increased bills that were ultimately signed by Trump.

Although Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposal does include a recommendation to cut funding to the CDC, that budget has not yet been enacted. In the past, his budgets have proposed funding cuts to public health, only to be overruled by Congress, where there’s strong bipartisan support for agencies such as the CDC and NIH.

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