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Trump's budget plan brings uncertainty, layoff fears

Mar 2, 2017 - The Washington Post

Leave it to Donald Trump to bring a cold front to Washington's warm winter.

His plan to cut $54 billion in domestic discretionary spending could make his hiring freeze look like a sunny day. Yet the president's budget plans are so vague at this point, federal employees don't know how to dress.

They should prepare for the worst. Taxpayers too.

"I don't see how you do what he is proposing to do without RIFs [reductions in force] and layoffs," said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.),

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