January 21, 2011
The Republican Study Committee (RSC), a group of 174 House Republicans “organized for the purpose of advancing a conservative social and economic agenda in the House of Representatives,” has released a proposal containing an estimated $2.5 trillion (over 10 years) of spending cuts. It is expected that the package will be debated and voted on in the House before the current continuing resolution expires on March 4th. Items of particular note in the proposal include elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as elimination of Recovery Act funding that has yet to be allocated and applied research within the Department of Energy.
The proposal is only one of many circulating on the Hill right now, but provides some insight into how a significant portion of the House wishes to proceed on the budget.