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Top House defense appropriator ready to tweak Trump's budget

May 18, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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The chairwoman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee said Thursday Congress stands ready to change President Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget, which will propose a $54 billion increase in defense spending offset by a commensurate cut in non-defense funds. Though Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) supports Trump's proposed $603 billion defense topline, she said she opposes the administration’s request to cut State Department funding by 28 percent, including most foreign aid programs. "That's the president's budget, not the Congress' budget --...

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