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Senators criticize Trump's proposed cuts to rural programs


WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators from rural states are criticizing President Donald Trump's proposed budget, saying it would have "significant negative impacts" on rural America.

Trump's budget released last week would limit rural development programs, which are designed to improve the economy and infrastructure in small towns and other rural areas.

Led by Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, 29 Democratic senators sent a letter to Trump on Tuesday. The letter singled out the rural development cuts and the proposed elimination of an acc...

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