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White House backs off plan to cut foreign aid - source

White House backs off plan to cut foreign aid - source
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the AMVETS American Veterans convention in Louisville, Kentucky U.S. August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   -   Copyright  KEVIN LAMARQUE(Reuters)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House will not move forward with a plan to cut billions of dollars from congressionally approved foreign aid budget, a source told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

It was not clear why the White House changed tack. Members of Congress, including some of Trump’s fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, have been pushing back against repeated Trump administration efforts to cut the amount of money Washington spends on foreign aid.

(Reporting by Steve Hollland; writing by Doina Chiacu; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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