Republican 'Pledge' Would Slash Spending For Education, Cancer Research, Police And Firefighters

Republican 'Pledge' Would Slash Spending For Education, Cancer Research, Police And Firefighters
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U.S. House Republicans' pledge to cut $100 billion from the federal budget next year would slash spending for education, cancer research and aid to local police and firefighters.

Keeping the midterm-campaign promise would require a Republican-led Congress to cut 21 percent of the $477 billion lawmakers have earmarked for domestic discretionary spending.

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