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Health Care, Budget and Foreign Policy Priorities
Republicans hoping for good news about the tweaks made to their Obamacare repeal effort that passed in the House of Representatives earlier this month were left disappointed. The Congressional Budget Office estimated the American Health Care Act would leave 23 million fewer Americans with health insurance in the next decade. Low-income and elderly Americans would be the hardest hit. The White House released its full budget proposal for the next fiscal year. Both Republicans and Democrats quickly declared it "dead on arrival" in Congress. The $4.1 trillion spending plan would slash funding for some agencies by as much as 30 percent while national security programs at the Pentagon and Homeland Security would get a nearly $60 billion increase. Low-income Americans would once again bear the brunt of the budget with $600 billion in cuts to Medicaid and nearly one trillion in cuts to assistance programs like food stamps and welfare over the next ten years. And as President Trump was overseas for his first foreign trip, a terror attack in the United Kingdom raised questions about intelligence sharing with American allies that is critical for national security.

Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 8:00pm


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