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President Trump’s budget proposal estimates $2.5 million in savings by transferring program back to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

President Trump’s proposed federal budget rolled out yesterday would transfer the US catfish inspection program back to the FDA  [from the USDA] to avoid potentially duplicative efforts and costs, the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) said Wednesday.

Cutting the USDA program would save S2.5 million (*), according to the budget summary [of the USDA]. “This is just more evidence that anyone looking to cut waste and benefit American Taxpayers, by getting rid of duplicative bloat, recognizes how much of a boondoggle this program has always been.” said NFI’s Gavin Gibbons.

(*) USDA’s FY18 Budget Summary, p.48