Monday, January 23, 2017
Trump, GOP set to battle on spending cuts
At The Hill by Alexander Bolton
Donald Trump may be headed into a big fight with Republican lawmakers with his plans for dramatic cuts to federal spending.
Trump transition officials are combing through conservative budgets to find ways to save money in an effort to get rid of the “tremendous waste, fraud and abuse” that Trump pledged to eliminate during the campaign.
Many of the proposals that Trump’s team are reviewing would gain support from a majority of conservative House Republicans, who have sought to cut the federal deficit by scrapping government programs they view as unnecessary.
But some of Trump’s targets have fans in the GOP-controlled Congress, particularly in the Senate.