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on March 1, 2017 in World News

Trump Proposes 37% Cut to State Dept Budget, Graham Says ‘Dead on Arrival’

by John Hayward The White House has indicated a desire to slash 37 percent of funding from the budget of the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, which currently has a combined budget of just over $50 billion. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) swiftly declared the proposal “dead on arrival” and said it would be a “disaster.” “President Donald Trump is developing a federal budget that officials said would add more than $50 billion to the base defense budget. The increase would be made possible by significant cuts elsewhere, officials said on Monday, particularly to the State Department and… View Article

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