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Podcast: The GOP’s About-Face on Deficits

CQ Budget, Episode 54

Boxes containing President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2019 are unpacked by staff in the House Budget Committee hearing room on Monday morning, Feb. 12, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Boxes containing President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2019 are unpacked by staff in the House Budget Committee hearing room on Monday morning, Feb. 12, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Democrats say the GOP is being hypocritical to call for a balanced budget amendment after passing legislation that skyrocketed the deficit. CQ appropriations reporter Ryan McCrimmon unpacks what’s behind the GOP’s drive.

 

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