Senior Trump Officials Defend Budget Plan

Senior Trump officials defend budget plan

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s budget chief delivered a spirited defense of the plan’s deep spending cuts, but his agriculture secretary offered only a half-hearted endorsement of proposed reductions to farm subsidies and food stamps.A day after the budget’s release, a handful of senior administration officials fanned out on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, facing tough questions from Democrats opposed to the blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year and Republicans skeptical about the administration’s math.Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced a grilling from Democrats over funding private schools with taxpayer money.One House Budget Committee member, Rep. …

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