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Possible budget cuts to State Dept., foreign aid draw bipartisan opposition

Feb 28, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

A Trump administration proposal to slash funding for the State Department and foreign aid is unlikely to be approved by Congress, lawmakers from both parties said Tuesday.

"It's dead on arrival," Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said in an interview with NBC. "It's not gonna happen. It would be a disaster."

The Associated Press on Tuesday pegged the proposed budget cut at 37 percent, but the White House declined to confirm any specific number.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White

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