3 cities sue Trump over threats to cut COVID-19 aid, other funding

In an order released in September, the president contacted federal agencies to decrease financing to jurisdictions that promote “lawlessness” and “disempower” cops. An HHS list obtained just recently by Politico provides details on the administrations efforts to adhere to the order and reveals the financing awards that have gone to the cities with the “anarchist” label..

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On Oct. 21, New York, Portland and Seattle submitted a lawsuit to try to prevent the budget plan cuts, according to The New York Times. The cities are asking a federal district court to declare the order breaks the 10th Amendment, to vacate it and stop the federal government from taking steps to bring it out, according to the report..

New York City City, Portland, Ore., and Seattle, 3 cities deemed “anarchist jurisdictions” by President Donald Trump, are suing the Trump administration over risks to cut federal funding, according to The New york city Times..

According to Politico, the White House is thinking about cutting millions of dollars for COVID-19 help, HIV treatment, screening for newborns and other programs in the cities with the “anarchist” label. The cuts could likewise impact federal funding for New Yorks transit system and the authorities department, according to The New York Times..