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Trump asks Congress for $27.4 billion in spending cuts days before leaving office

Added 01-14-21 07:57:02pm EST - “President Trump asked Congress for $27.4 billion in spending cuts just days before leaving office.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump asks Congress for $27.4 billion in spending cuts days before leaving office”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald TrumpCotton: Senate lacks authority to hold impeachment trial once Trump leaves office Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will introduce impeachment articles against Biden ICE acting director resigns weeks after assuming post MORE asked Congress for $27.4 billion in spending cuts just days before leaving office. 

In a letter to congressional leadership, Trump specifically requested 73 cutbacks to the 2021 federal budget, according to the Post.

The letter asked leaders in the House and Senate to impound funds from almost every Cabinet-level agency including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The request also included cuts from the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, the Peace Corps and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars among a slew of others. 

Trump has the ability to make such requests as the president once the bill has been passed and signed into law. However, the decision to put the budgetary cuts into motion is ultimately left to Congress which has 45 days to respond to the president’s request, according to The Washington Post. 

Congress is not slated to return to Washington until Jan. 19, meaning that the request will most likely be ignored. 

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