WASHINGTON – Republican and Democratic U.S. senators blasted President Donald Trump’s proposal for a 23 percent cut in the U.S. budget for foreign aid and diplomacy as “insane” and “short-sighted” on Tuesday, and said it would not pass.
“We’re not going to approve this budget reduction. It’s insane. It makes no sense,” said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the State Department and foreign aid budget.
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