On Washington: Republicans Will Reject Trump’s Budget, but Still Try to Impose Austerity

“At least we now have common objectives,” said Speaker Paul D. Ryan, noting that the “last president never proposed, let alone tried, to balance the budget.”

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Read Trump’s 2018 Budget

The Trump administration on Tuesday released its 2018 budget, called “A New Foundation for American Greatness.”



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Senator Thad Cochran, Republican of Mississippi and the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, hinted at Republican plans…

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