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Hyde-Smith votes for failed spending cut plan

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U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith voted to advance President Trump’s plan to cut $15 billion in unspent or unnecessary funding from federal agencies, but the effort was cut short by Democratic-led opposition.

“I supported the President’s rescission package because it’s a sensible step to get $15 billion off the books and put it toward deficit reduction,” Hyde-Smith said.  “I see this as some long overdue fiscal housecleaning.  The plan deserved a full and robust debate covering the federal deficit and government spending.  This should not have been a heavy lift.”

On a 48-50 procedural vote, the Senate stopped the rescission package proposed by President Trump earlier this year.  The plan would have addressed a number of programs throughout the federal government.  The House of Representatives approved the plan on June 7th.

In May, Hyde-Smith cosponsored legislation to amend the U.S. Constitution to require balanced budgets.

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