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Trump calls for 5 percent cuts to executive departments after deficit increases

5 monthes ago   |   By ABC News

Following news that the government ran its largest annual deficit in six years, President Trump told his Cabinet he wants them to cut their budges by 5 percent.
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Trump turns attention to budget cutting after slashing taxes

5 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with a budget deficit at a six-year high, on Wednesday told his Cabinet to come up with proposals to cut spending by their agencies by 5 percent, but he suggested the military would be largely spared.
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Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take 5 percent budget cut

Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take 5 percent budget cut

5 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

President Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take a 5 percent budget cut next year, he announced Wednesday. “We're having a cabinet meeting in a little while and we're going to ask every secretary to cut 5 percent for next year,” he told reporters in the Oval Office. The proposal comes days after the...
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Trump ask Cabinet to cut next year's budgets by 5 percent

5 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he's asking every Cabinet secretary to trim their next-year budgets by 5 percent, dubbing it the "nickel plan."
Trump says there's a lot of "waste" and "fat" in the federal budget and he wants to get rid of it.
The president says some Cabinet secretaries can probably exceed the 5 percent cut, which he requested of them during a meeting Wednesday.
Trump says he couldn't ask for the spending cuts earlier because he was working with Congress getting increased funding for the military. In order to get that, he says he had to agree to spending sought by...
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