Nita Lowey

Democrats decry Trump plan to cut $15B in unused funds

House Democrats are criticizing Republicans for rushing to vote on President Donald Trump's plan to roll back $15 billion in previously approved spending for children's health insurance and other programs.

GOP leaders say lawmakers could vote as soon as next week on the plan to "rescind" funding leftover from previous years. The cuts would not affect the $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill approved in March, but would take away leftover money that could be used for a range of budget priorities.

Nearly half the proposed cuts, $7 billion, target the popular Children's Health Insurance Program, though the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said this week...

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