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Trump administration proposes food program cuts, doubling of user fees

The Trump administration has proposed a 2018 budget that includes an 8% reduction in FDA’s food programs. The budget, which was released on May 23rd, relies heavily on increases in user fees to pay for FDA programs to the tune of $2.5 billion (a 100% increase over current $1.2 billion). It also relies on cuts in budget authority, as promised by the Trump administration in the “skinny” budget released in March.


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