The United States administration under President Doland Trump has proposed a 10 per cent cut to the State Department account responsible for landmine clearance initiatives and other programs. In a move to slash government spending, the White House has asked Congress to cut $18 billion from discretionary spending bills for the current fiscal year.

POLITICO has obtained an extensive document shared with House and Senate appropriations committees in which the Trump administration provides detailed instructions on how Congress should shape the trillion-dollar spending legislation Congress must enact by April 28.

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