02 Mar '17, 9am

Thornberry joins key Republicans against Trump plan to slash State budget

On Monday, Trump proposed a 2018 federal budget blueprint that includes a $54 billion increase for the military, which would be offset by cuts on the non-defense side of the budget — his opening offer in a longer negotiation between the White House and Capitol Hill. Foreign aid cuts would dovetail with Trump's ally-jolting "America first" rhetoric, and his budget director repeatedly touted them when the budget blueprint was announced. While Americans tend to overestimate the size of the foreign aid budget, it actually makes up less than 1 percent of overall federal spending. Democrats continued to balked at the domestic cuts, while Thornberry and McCain say the $603 billion proposed for defense falls well short on the $640 billion they say the military needs to repair President Obama's cutbacks. At Thornberry’s briefing Wednesday, he largely emphasized the need to better f...

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