OMB has canceled certain spending reviews that agencies were told to conduct under a Trump administration policy that President Biden has revoked.
Following a Trump memo of last September, OMB had told agencies to review funding to state and local government recipients of federal funds “that are permitting anarchy, violence, and destruction in American cities,” specifically naming Seattle, Portland, New York and Washington, D.C.
However, President Biden in an executive order recently revoked that Trump memo along with a number of others. “To the extent that your department or agency has taken action to implement or enforce the [prior] Presidential Memorandum, including through contract terms, notices of funding availability, or otherwise, please promptly consider revoking or rescinding those actions,” OMB told agencies in memo M-21-16.
Biden’s order also means that agencies are to cancel “any personnel positions, committees, task forces, or other entities” established to carry out the Trump policy.