No fireworks as appropriators approve Commerce, Justice cuts

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Subcommittee ranking member Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) said he hopes that a wider deficit deal will be stuck as soon as today on an overall funding level, and funds for Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and national export initiative will be restored. He said he would like to see the National Science Foundation have its funding doubled rather than cut.

Fattah said he was grateful that the majority preserved manufacturing training and youth mentoring programs from cuts.