Republicans brush off Trump budget request

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(Worthy News) - Congress loves to ignore presidential budget requests, and this year, lawmakers are even more eager to dismiss President Trump’s spending blueprint.

The president’s $4.5 trillion budget calls for a 5 percent cut to domestic spending and more than $8.6 billion for border security and physical barriers along the southwest border.

The budget is a nonstarter with Democrats, but the Senate GOP isn’t enthusiastic either. That’s because the proposal would require deep spending reductions in nearly every department, with the exception of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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