House GOP slates vote on $15B Trump spending cut package

June 06, 2018 - 2:35 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House is moving ahead on a White House plan to cut $15 billion in leftover spending, scheduling a vote after President Donald Trump took to Twitter to sell the idea.

A spokesman for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the House will vote Thursday night on the measure, which had appeared to languish after Trump submitted it last month. The measure faces long odds in the Senate despite being immune to a Democratic filibuster.

The White House submitted a revised package of cuts Tuesday, removing politically troublesome cuts to funding to fight Ebola and to rebuild watersheds damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

"The HISTORIC Rescissions Package we've proposed would cut $15,000,000,000 in Wasteful Spending! We are getting our government back on track," Trump tweeted Tuesday.

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