Trump administration may slash Office of National Drug Control Policy funding by 95%: 4 key points

The New York Times obtained an Office of Management and Budget document showing the Trump administration plans to cut the Office of National Drug Control Policy spending by 95 percent.

Here are four key points:

1. The reduction would lower the office's funding from $388 million to $24 million.

2. The cuts would cause the office to lose up to 33 employees and get rid of various grant programs such as the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program and the Drug-Free Communities Support Program. The documents show the administration believes the programs do the same work as other initiatives, NYT reports.

3. Both party members oppose the move, with Richard Baum, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the White House's drug division, telling NYT, "These drastic proposed cuts are frankly heartbreaking and, if carried out, would cause us to lose many good people who contribute greatly to [the department's] mission and core activities."

4. In a statement, an Office of Management and Budget spokesperson said the office is reviewing the budget and the numbers are "premature."


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