trump budget USGS Director Says No Job Cuts, Despite Trump Budget Calling For Them By Noah Glick • Feb 21, 2020 U.S. Geological Survey Earlier this month, the Trump administration released its budget proposal for next year. It included significant cuts to the U.S. Geological Survey, but that agency’s director told the Mountain West News Bureau that’s not going to happen. Proposed Interior Dept. Budget Targets Public Lands, Climate Science By Noah Glick • Feb 12, 2020 USGS President Donald Trump unveiled his budget proposal Monday, and a significant cut to the Department of Interior is on the table. The Trump administration wants to cut funding for all but one agency within the Interior, for a 16% overall reduction.