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Senate Committee Expected to Back Obama Budget Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Budget Committee is poised to
follow its House counterpart today and adopt President Barack
Obama's budget plan.
But it's a general agreement and the fight will be over the
details to be penciled in later.
Both the House and Senate budget plans lack specifics for any of
the administration's signature proposals. That includes raising
more than $1 trillion over the next decade to provide universal
health coverage.
The plans will go to the House and Senate floors next week over
passionate protests from Republicans, who warn of big spending
increases and record deficits.


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