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Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:30 PM

Lawmakers hammer Trump's proposed State Department cuts

Source: Associated Press

By SUSANNAH GEORGE 7 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top lawmakers on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration's proposal to slash funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, telling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the plan would be disastrous for American diplomacy.

Pompeo testified on Capitol Hill about the plan to cut his agency's budget by 23 percent. He says difficult choices were made when crafting the 2020 proposal but argues the funding is enough to achieve the administration's foreign policy goals.

Lawmakers don't see it that way. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said the budget demonstrated "contempt for diplomacy" and "seeks to hobble the State Department." House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., described the request as "insufficient" and said she intends to work with her colleagues to reject it.

The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs panel, Michael McCaul of Texas, said while the budget includes some much needed reforms, "certain cuts can have unintended consequences that cost us more in the long term."

Read more: https://apnews.com/28ff8bd1e1ee477b837eb938db0b6f1c



Hey, McCaul if your party was still in power, what would you have said should be done..................your full of shit, you would have voted in lock step with your libertarian asshole Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy to de-fund the State Department in the name of reform..............look at what you did in the health care debate.........................


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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:36 PM

1. "...but argues the funding is enough to achieve the administration's foreign policy goals." ...

Piece o'cake when your goal is to have no foreign policy.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:38 PM

2. Diplomacy is NOT a trump goal that is for sure.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:34 PM

3. Like the GOP cutting State Dept security funds before Benghazi?

Like the GOP cutting State Dept security funds before Benghazi?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:37 PM

4. 'I'm The Only One That Matters,' Trump Says Of State Dept. Job Vacancies

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 04:39 AM

5. McCaul voted for all the other budget cuts

He's proud to be a corporate stooge. His highest aspiration in life is to be known as an ass kisser instead of garnering any self respect.

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