Dem Republican join in effort to control how Trump grants revokes security clearances

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It also would prohibit agencies from using security clearances to punish whistleblowers or discriminate on the basis of sex or national origin. Collins added that the security clearance system is critical to protecting our country from harm. When the government revokes a clearance employees usually have no recourse in the courts. Even leaving aside Trumps behavior regarding clearances the clearance process has long been criticized as arbitrary and occasionally unjust. A senior Senate Republican gave a lukewarm welcome to U. President Donald Trumps 2020 budget plan complaining on Wednesday that growing debt was taking the country in an ominous direction. Trumps plan is highly unlikely to become law in the face of opposition from Democrats who control the House of Representatives. The budget proposal practices the Robin Hood principle in reverse budget panel member and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. Russell Vought saying the president was requesting more spending cuts than any previous administration. House Democrats are working on their own budget proposal that would be a blueprint for setting spending levels

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