Some agencies would win big under President Bush's fiscal 2008 budget proposal, while others would suffer slashed funds. Here are some notable winners and losers:
_Defense Department: $624.6 billion, a 4.1 percent increase over 2007. The Army would get $130.1 billion, a 20.4 percent increase. Some $37.6 billion would go to fix or replace equipment destroyed in battle.
_Veteran Affairs: $84.4 billion, a 13.3 percent increase over 2007. The VA will treat nearly 263,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war vets; the budget seeks $36.6 billion for medical care, including $3 billion for mental health.
_State Department: $37.4 billion, a 12.9 percent increase over 2007. Seeks to triple funding for the Millennium Challenge Corp., to $3 billion. The corporation provides aid to 11 fledgling democracies that meet U.S.-set fiscal criteria.
_Interior Department: $10.1 billion, a 4.1 percent increase over 2007. Seeks $1.9 billion for national parks, a 13 percent increase, including 40 percent more for daily park operations than when Bush took office. Seeks a $100 million match from citizens' contributions.
_Labor Department: $50.4 billion, a 7.9 percent increase over 2007. Seeks $313 million for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, a 13 percent increase from 2007 request.
_Amtrak: Seeks $800 million, $500 million less than fiscal 2007.
_Environmental Protection Agency: $7.1 billion, a 4.9 percent cut from fiscal 2007.
_Low Income Home Energy Assistance: Seeks $1.8 billion, down from $3.2 billion, a 56 percent cut.
_Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Seeks $350 million, down from $460 million in fiscal 2007.
_Education Department: Seeks $62.6 billion, a 5 percent cut from fiscal 2007. Would eliminate more than three dozen programs.
_Labor Department's Bureau of International Labor Affairs: Would cut from $73 million to $14 million, nearly 81 percent.
_Office of Disability Employment Policy: Would cut from $28 million to $19 million, or 32 percent.
_Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Would cut by $550 million.
_By William Douglas
(c) 2007, McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.
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