Mulvaney departs from political past and backs OCO increase

By Tony Bertuca / May 1, 2017 at 6:33 PM
In a break from his previous stance, White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney on Monday praised the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill Congress is poised to pass later this week -- even though its central feature is a $15 billion plus-up to a Pentagon account he once decried as a "slush fund." "This was a really solid bill for the administration," he told reporters. "We got more money for defense, we got more money for border security, we got...

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