Government Spending

Inside the Health Care Bill: Trump Wanted 'Heart.' He Didn't Get It
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The Senate bill is easy to summarize: It cuts health spending and uses the savings to finance large tax cuts for wealthy Americans and medical companies.

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Trump Signs Order Seeking to Expand Apprenticeship Programs
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order that will double federal spending on apprenticeships and direct federal agencies to broadly review job-training programs.

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Mattis Takes Aim at Congress for Military-Spending Shortfalls
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis scolded Congress for a lack of leadership when it comes to funding the Pentagon and asked lawmakers to give the Defense Department long-term certainty about its budget.

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Trump Tells NATO to Pay Up for Military
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President Donald Trump issued tough new spending demands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization while withholding public support for a core tenet of the security alliance that an attack on one member nation is an attack on all.

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Trump lectures NATO on spending at summit, and Russia issue divides allies
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President Trump publicly berated allies at the NATO summit for not paying their share for defense. The chief of the alliance complained that Mr. Trump isn’t worried enough about Russia. Major Garrett reports from Brussels.

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Trump's Budget Cuts Would Reduce U.S. Climate Change Programs
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The proposed $11.7 billion budget for the Department of the Interior raises spending for national parks and oil and gas development, while taking the ax to climate change and other science programs.

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Bipartisan Pushback Greets Trump's Proposed Budget
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President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion spending blueprint amounts to a sweeping overhaul of the social safety net while projecting a big boost to economic growth that could be difficult to achieve.

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