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House votes on budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - A budget plan before the House today would cut more than $6 trillion in spending over the next decade, compared with the budget President Barack Obama offered in February.
Republicans are calling for stiff cuts to domestic agencies, and to food stamps and Medicaid. The GOP plan doesn't touch Social Security.
The GOP plan would reshape the government's role in health care for the elderly and the poor.
Late yesterday, Congress approved legislation funding the government for the current fiscal year -- and cuttint $38 billion from domestic programs. The bill was the product of negotiations between the White House, House Republicans and Senate Democrats last week that resulted in a deal to avert a threatened government shutdown.


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