U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan praised President Donald Trump's proposed federal spending budget and said lawmakers would be able to find common ground with the administration's plan. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The U.S. House of Representatives Republican leaders on Tuesday (May 23) praised President Donald Trump's proposed federal spending budget and said lawmakers would be able to find common ground with the administration's plan. "At least we now have common objectives: grow the economy, balance the budget. So at least we are now on that common ground, and we will have a great debate about the details about how to achieve those goals," U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a news conference. Trump, who is traveling overseas and missed the unveiling of his plan, wants lawmakers to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over 10 years, balancing the budget by the end of the decade, according to a preview given to reporters on Monday. More than $800 billion would be cut from the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor and more than $192 billion from food stamps.