Article from Fox News by Daniel Grimes.

President Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal, in a bid to cut costs, calls for eliminating a range of programs and offices.

These include cuts to education loan programs and an office within the EPA – as well as an agency that provides grants to rural communities, many of which backed Trump in 2016.

The agency, the Economic Development Administration, was described in the budget plan as duplicative and ineffective.

Created by the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, the EDA is intended to generate new jobs and stimulate commercial and industrial growth in economically disadvantaged areas. After a natural disaster or economic disaster, such as the sole manufacturing plant closing down in a rural town with scarce employment opportunities, the EDA (part of the Commerce Department) invests in the community through grants and partnerships.

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