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Factbox: What Republicans mean when they talk about U.S. welfare reform

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By Amanda BeckerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump had indicated he would like to rein in spending on U.S. social welfare programs to follow up on his 2017 victory in overhauling the U.S. tax code.Some Republicans, including House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, welcomed the effort. Others, including Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, indicated they are hesitant to tackle this politically volatile issue in a congressional election year.Trump said after speaking to congressional leaders that they may need to delay pursuit of a welfare overhaul, prioritizing immigration ...

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 16:40 IST
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