Bipartisan Support for Stimulus Cuts

Posted: Feb 05, 2009 1:08 PM
The New York Times is reporting Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson (D.) and Maine Sen. Susan Collins (R.) are pushing for a series of cuts from the stimulus bill.

Here is a sampling of the items they'd like to slice out:

-$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
-$14 million for cyber security research by the Homeland Security Department
-$1 billion for the National Science Foundation
-$400 million for research and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases
-$850 million for Amtrack
-$400 million for climate chance research