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White House backs off of proposed $4 billion in foreign aid cuts

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'It's clear that there are those on the Hill who aren't willing to join in curbing wasteful spending.'

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The White House does not plan to move forward on a proposal to cut more than $4 billion in foreign aid announced earlier this week, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

A Politico report cited "multiple sources" who say that the president was warned against the rescissions package by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and members of both parties on Capitol Hill, while acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russ Vought were in favor of the idea.

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