Trump Gets Big Win In Spending Reduction

  • 2018-06-08
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Gets Big Win In Spending Reduction
After passing and signing the spending bill that was massive in scope, President Trump quickly changed his tune. The military funding was his biggest issue but quickly after signing it, he petitioned Congress to take money out of the bill. The House just passed it along party lines, agreeing to strip $15 billion from it.

According to The Hill:

The House voted along party lines late Thursday to pass a White House proposal that would claw back nearly $15 billion in previously approved government funding.

The House approved the measure in a vote of 210-206, with conservatives calling it a step in the right direction after they ripped into the price tag of the $1.3 trillion spending bill President Trump signed earlier this year.

"President Trump and this Administration are fully committed to protecting taxpayers, and Senate passage of this legislation is critical to reducing wasteful, unnecessary spending and making our Federal Government more efficient, effective, and accountable," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement late Thursday.

Trump had pushed lawmakers earlier this week to vote in favor of the clawback plan, known as the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, which GOP leaders have been working on for two months.

The bill now goes to the Senate for a vote. It will be interesting to see how the Democrats argue for costing the tax-payers more money.

 Source: TTN

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