President Donald Trump spoke with Republican leadership this week about the possibility of rolling back part of the $1.3 trillion government spending bill that he signed into law less than two weeks ago, according to a senior House GOP aide.
Trump discussed the idea on a phone call with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy this week, while staff from House Speaker Paul Ryan's office have been working with the administration on the concept, the aide said. The move would rely on a little-used executive power known as "rescission" that allows the president to ask Congress to cut spending it has already authorized.
"It's a bit unclear how this would play out since it hasn't happened in a long time," the aide said. "That said, this is an idea congressional leaders are taking seriously."