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OMB Changes Program Ratings For Budget Allocations
U.S. President Obama's proposed $3.6 trillion budget allocates $38 billion for programs the Bush administration said weren't performing well, documents show. Obama's OMB plans to change how programs are evaluated, spokesman Tom Gavin, explaining that the budgetary agency views the Bush system as too focused on ratings instead of improving performance. As an example of this, Amtrak would receive $1.5 billion -- a slight increase over the current budget -- even though the rail service was deemed ineffective by the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush.

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