Trump signs executive order targeting public aid programs

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President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2018, at the start of a meeting with military leaders. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that seeks to overhaul public assistance programs to strengthen work requirements.
    
Trump policy adviser Andrew Bremberg says the president is looking to make “common-sense reforms” that reduce government dependence.
    
The order gives various cabinet secretaries 90 days to review the programs their agencies offer and recommend possible regulatory and policy changes.
    
Trump has long accused people of abusing government assistance programs, claiming many who have no intention of working make more in benefits than those with jobs.
    

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