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On the heels of the largest budget deficit in six years. President Trump is pushing his Cabinet to find cuts.

FOX’s Jared Halpern has more from Washington:

President Trump is requesting each Cabinet Secretary to cut five percent from their budgets next year:

(President Trump): “And I think if you can do more than that, we will be very happy. There are some people at the table, I won’t point you out, who can do substantially more than that.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a session with reporters says increased spending was part of an agreement to secure more funding for the military.

A Treasury Department report this week showed a higher deficit for the fiscal year that ended last month.

Revenues were up slightly after the tax cuts passed by Congress.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News.

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