George Cahlink



Congressional reporter George Cahlink has nearly two decades of experience covering Capitol Hill and federal agencies. Most recently, he spent 10 years at CQ Roll Call in several editing and writing positions. He also covered the Defense Department as a staff writer for Government Executive magazine, a job that included stints as an embedded reporter in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Kosovo. He got his start in journalism at the Eagle Times and Argus Champion newspapers in New Hampshire. He has won national and regional reporting awards for his work and is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University.

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Trump proposes deep energy, environmental cuts

President Trump's $4.8 trillion fiscal 2021 budget request released today once again proposes major cuts to energy and environmental programs to help shore up national security spending. The proposal offers election-year appeal to the president's conservative base, and Democrats see an opening to draw contrasts with the president on environmental protection, investments in clean energy and water projects.