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House Republicans unveil budget blueprint that boosts military spending and favors Medicare cuts

House Republicans unveil budget blueprint that boosts military spending and favors Medicare cuts

House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Trump.

The GOP plan, authored by Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black (R-Tenn.), would also pave the way for overhauling the U.S. tax code this fall, and would pair that effort with cuts to benefit programs such as food stamps. It also lays out a path to balance the budget inside a decade through deep cuts to a wide swath of domestic programs — though GOP leaders have no intention of actually carrying out the cuts.

Black announced a committee vote for Wednesday, but action by the...

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