Senate Defies Trump by Refusing to Cut $15 Billion in Spending

The Senate defied President Donald Trump by refusing to cancel $15 billion in unspent funds from prior years using a procedure that required a simple majority of 50 votes to pass.

The 48 to 50 vote on Wednesday was an embarrassment to the White House, which unveiled the spending cut request with much fanfare in May after crafting the package with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.

The vote comes even as Republicans generally have been reluctant to defy Trump with November...

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