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Mulvaney hawks Trump budget on Capitol Hill


February 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House budget director came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to sell President Donald Trump's budget, but the administration's allies in the Senate preferred to talk about last year's tax cut rather than the trillion-dollar deficits contained in the new spending plan.

The president's budget for the first time acknowledges that the Republican tax overhaul would add billions to the deficit and not "pay for itself" with economic growth and higher revenues.

But Republicans talked about a series of bonuses and wage increases announced by companies whose taxes were cut by t...

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