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Smithsonian faces $65M cut in Congress' budget
Monday - 10/21/2013, 6:10pm EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Smithsonian Institution is facing a $65 million budget cut this year under automatic funding reductions approved by Congress, and officials say that could lead to furloughs or museum closings if the cuts persist for the year ahead.
Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough says the museum complex has trimmed its budget for the past year to absorb federal funding cuts but now may have to turn to more drastic measures. He says furloughs and temporary museum closings are up for discussion.
The Smithsonian Board of Regents met Monday to consider the budget plans.
The Smithsonian also lost $4 million in revenue due to the government shutdown. The museums and National Zoo lost sales at retail stores, concessions, theaters and events.
Congress has approved a continuing resolution for funding into January.
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