The White House is reviewing whether to cut a series of State Department jobs as part of its new defense budget, Bloomberg reports, including positions that entail monitoring and combating anti-Semitism around the world. The preliminary budget plan, which will reportedly increase defense spending to the tune of $54 billion, would also entail cuts to foreign aide and humanitarian initiatives. Administration officials told Bloomberg that the White House is considering cutting some State Department positions, including envoys who work with Muslim communities or specialize in combatting anti-Semitism or climate change. While administration insiders say some current State employees will be reassigned to new desks, these envoy positions to Muslim and Jewish communities are reportedly being considered for elimination.
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