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Democrats unveil counteroffer easing GOP cuts


Democrats unveil counteroffer easing GOP cuts

ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats unveiled a detailed counteroffer Friday seeking to undo tens of billions of dollars in cuts Republicans would make to education, housing and other domestic programs.

With the two parties maneuvering for advantage in their budget clash, the Democratic plan conforms to President Barack Obama's opening gambit to cut another $6.5 billion from domestic agencies. But neither it nor the $61 billion in cuts passed by House Republicans is expected to survive test votes next week in t...

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