Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faced tough questioning on Capitol Hill yesterday about proposed cuts to the department's budget for next year. The budget as it is proposed now would cut all $18 million from the funding for Special Olympics and a total of $7 billion from the education budget overall. DeVos defended the cut to Special Olympics saying that while the organization is worthwhile, it is not a government program and is supported by the private sector. DeVos also made note of her own support for the Special Olympics in the past.
The other budgets include cuts to funds for programs for the blind, and special needs programs funded by state grants. Meanwhile word leaked out that the proposed budget did include $20 million for a mobile health care unit that golfer Jack Nicklaus, a friend of the president, wants for his foundation.
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