White House looks at cutting COVID-19 aid in 4 ‘anarchist’ cities

The evaluation is in the initial stages. The budget office formerly said the data would be used to figure out whether cities would be eligible for new federal funds, according to the report..

The White House is considering cutting millions of dollars for COVID-19 help, HIV treatment, screenings for newborns and other programs in New york city, Portland, Washington, D.C., and Seattle, four cities President Donald Trump has considered “anarchist jurisdictions,” according to Politico..

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In an order issued in September, the president contacted federal firms to minimize funding to jurisdictions that promote “lawlessness” and “disempower” police. An HHS list obtained by Politico offers details on the administrations efforts to adhere to the order..

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HHS sent out a list to the White House Oct. 16 that showed the more than 1,000 financing awards that have actually gone to New York, Portland, Seattle and Washington, D.C., since 2018. It isnt clear what cuts will be made or what criteria the budget plan office will use to assess the grants, according to the report..