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In Trump’s blueprint to reorder the federal government, echoes of Reagan ’81

March 16, 2017
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
President Trump’s governing blueprint represents the most ambitious effort to cut domestic spending since former President Ronald Reagan came to Washington in 1981.
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CBO: Millions Could Lose Insurance Under GOP Health Bill

March 14, 2017
Alexis Simendinger, James Arkin | Real Clear Politics
As many as 24 million fewer Americans could have health insurance in a decade under Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday.

Massive cuts to HUD budget, Huntsman tapped as ambassador to Russia and Trump's new travel ban

March 10, 2017
Housing and meal assistance to be eliminated in $6 billion cuts to Housing and Urban Development.
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Lawmakers take up Obamacare revision without an independent scorekeeper

March 9, 2017
Karen Tumulty, Max Ehrenfreund | The Washington Post
Two committees in the Republican-led House have begun drafting sweeping health legislation without the benefit of an objective estimate of its impact from the CBO.
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Trump Touts Defense Buildup, But Numbers Fall Short

March 4, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Trump said the Navy “is going to soon be the largest it’s been” if Congress approves “one of the largest defense spending increases in history.”
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Trump touts spending plan, but promise to leave entitlements alone puts GOP in a quandary

February 28, 2017
Abby Phillip, Kelsey Snell | The Washington Post
President Trump is preparing a budget that would fulfill some of his top campaign promises by boosting military spending while cutting domestic programs.
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Trump to Propose 10% Defense Increase in Budget Plan, Aides Say

February 27, 2017
Shannon Pettypiece, Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg Politics
President Trump will propose boosting defense spending by $54 billion in his first budget plan and offset that by an equal amount cut from the rest of the government’s discretionary budget.
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Congress passes bill to avoid government shutdown

September 29, 2016
Manu Raju, Ted Barrett, Deirdre Walsh | CNN
Congress cleared a bill Wednesday to fund the government and the federal response to Zika, avoiding a potentially embarrassing government shutdown just weeks before the election.
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