House to vote Tuesday on budget

The NY Times reported this morning that “Lawmakers unveiled a $500 billion-plus catchall spending bill Sunday, reluctantly sticking within President Bush’s budget but still protecting politically sensitive domestic programs from White House cuts.”

Although details are unclear as to the final numbers the article does mention that “Democrats succeeded in reversing cuts to heating subsidies, local law enforcement, Amtrak and housing as well as Bush’s plan to eliminate the $654 million budget for grants to community action agencies that help the poor.”

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