Mitch McConnell

AP Interview: McConnell rejects Trump's foreign aid cuts

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday shot down prospects for major parts of President Donald Trump's budget, rejecting proposed cuts to foreign aid and medical research.

"Every president sends up a budget, and with all due respect to the current president, I can't recall any time in which we have been sort of dictated to by either a Republican or a Democratic president," McConnell said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We'll put our own imprint on it, particularly with regard to overseas."

Trump's budget, which would boost military spending while slashing funds for the environment, the National Institutes of Health, public...

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