Welch Says Everything Should Be On Table For Cuts

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Congressman Peter Welch says everything needs to be under consideration as the U.S. House looks for ways to trim the federal budget.

Speaking Wednesday to the House Budget Committee, Welch said Republicans appear to be trying to solve 100 percent of the country’s fiscal problems by looking at just 12 percent of the budget – items dubbed discretionary spending.

Welch says defense, the cost of tax breaks and entitlements also need to be under scrutiny. Welch says so far the targets for cuts have been programs like low-income heating assistance and student scholarships.

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