President Trump Won Big in These Places. Now He Wants to Eliminate 3 Agencies Dedicated to Helping Them.

Washington Post: “In rural Appalachia, people are so poor that there is a federal program dedicated to lifting them out of poverty. Through the Appalachian Regional Commission, the government pitches in on projects that these rural communities badly need but can’t quite afford — everything from fixing roads, to building computer labs, to training workers, to opening health clinics.”

“President Trump, who won rousing victories in these same parts of rural America, would eliminate that funding.”

“In his budget outline for 2018 unveiled Thursday, none of the rural development agencies — the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Delta Regional Authority, the Northern Border Regional Commission — would receive any money. In effect, it would eliminate these programs, which are completely subsidized by the federal government.”

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