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Most of the cuts outlined in the Republican plan to shrink the federal budget are standard GOP fare, targeting things like federal unions and family planning. Unsurprisingly, NPR is on the chopping block, as are the National Endowment for the Arts and any U.S. contribution to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.But the plan also pulls the plug on a few obscure federal programs whose overall absence won’t make much of a difference in the $14 trillion deficit.
National Heritage Areas are created by Congress to designate unique natural, cultural, historic or scenic resources. The areas are administered by state governments or local organisations but receive financial and technical assistance from National Park Service.
The John C. Stennis centre for Public Service Leadership was established at the University of Mississippi in honour of the state's former U.S. Senator, a Democrat who served in the Senate for 41 years. His other namesakes include NASA's John C. Stennis Space centre and the USS John C. Stennis Aircraft Carrier.
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