The Republican Study Committee -- a G.O.P. caucus focused on cutting federal spending -- on Thursday unveiled its plans to cut the deficit, and a number of programs of importance to scholars would be eliminated under the proposal. Among them are: the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Woodrow Wilson Center, and applied research supported by the Department of Energy. In addition, the bill would cut all the programs proposed (unsuccessfully) for elimination last year in the "Priorities in Education Spending Act." That bill would have eliminated many fellowship and scholarship programs for specific fields of study, as well as grant programs in such areas as veterinary medicine, and the education in math and science of Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians.
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