Lawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts

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from The Hill,

A House Budget Committee hearing turned heated Wednesday as Democrats excoriated President Trump’s proposed cuts to entitlement programs and domestic spending and Republicans ripped their Democratic colleagues for failing to offer their own budget.

Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) called it a “destructive and irrational” proposal, while Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) called it “an Orwellian presentation that showcases doublespeak.”

“Your infrastructure program is weak and pathetic,” Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) told Vought.

Republicans on the House Budget Committee shot back by blasting Democrats for failing to present a budget of their own for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.

“Here we are, the greatest nation in the history of the world, and we can’t even manage to come up with something as simple as a budget,” said ranking member Steve Womack (R-Ark.).

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) said the Budget Committee was supposed to be the “adult in the room,” and make hard decisions on spending.

“But we’re not doing that. Instead, we’re taking really easy but disingenuous political shots at the president’s budget,” he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said this week he will not bring a budget resolution to the Senate floor this year

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