Republicans Announce Plans To Defund Who?

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( – The House GOP has passed new legislation that would cut the funding for the U.S. attorneys’ offices and Justice Department as they argue that these agencies are being weaponized against their party and former President Donald Trump. 

A House Appropriations subcommittee approved the spending bill which would reduce the expenses and salaries of the Department of Justice by 20 percent while cutting the same areas by 11 percent for the U.S. attorneys’ offices. 

The New York Times in their report claimed that these targeted policies are looking to appease the party’s conservative members, and are unlikely to pass through the Senate, which is controlled by the Democrats, or to be successful in the White House. According to the report, the Republican lawmakers are aiming to force the votes on the proposals which include bringing down the salaries of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to $1. There is also a push to entirely cut off the pay for Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State. 

The bill is also going to block all funding to Ukraine, while also reducing funding to the Homeland Security office by $10 million. 

The bills also block agencies from letting federal employees take paid leave in order to get an abortion, the Pentagon from promoting critical race theory through these funds, and taking any action related to climate change that might have been issued by President Joe Biden. 

Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., announced that he was also going to amend the bill to include an additional provision that would block the military from using any funds to cover in vitro fertilization treatment.

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