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  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
  • HOUSE PROPOSED BUDGET INCREASES SPENDING ON MILITARY WHILE CUTTING CIVILIAN PROGRAMS - July 19, 2017
  • House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts civilian programs

    By Andrew Taylor, Federal Times

    House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a budget that proposes trillions of dollars in cuts to the social safety net and other domestic programs while sharply boosting military spending, a blueprint that elicited criticism from conservatives and moderates.

    The GOP plan, authored by Budget Chairman Diane Black, R-Tenn., is critical to GOP hopes to deliver on one of President Donald Trump's top priorities a Republican-only effort to overhaul the tax code. Unclear, however, is whether GOP leaders can get the budget measure through the House. Conservatives want a larger package of spending cuts to accompany this fall's tax overhaul bill while moderates are concerned cuts to programs such as food stamps could go too far. 

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