February 28, 2017 / 7:37 PM / 5 months ago

Top Senate Republican says deep State Dept budget cuts won't pass

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WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he would not back slashing State Department funding as the Trump administration is expected to propose, adding that deep cuts would not pass the legislative chamber.

Speaking to reporters, McConnell also said Republicans, who control both the Senate and the House of Representatives, are still not in agreement on a healthcare plan to replace Obamacare. (Reporting by Richard Cowan and David Morgan; Writing by Susan Heavey)

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