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Lawmakers Prepare To Vote On 2011 Budget Deal

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Lawmakers Prepare To Vote On 2011 Budget Deal

Lawmakers Prepare To Vote On 2011 Budget Deal

Lawmakers Prepare To Vote On 2011 Budget Deal

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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill agreed to a budget deal for fiscal 2011 last Friday. But at the time, most of them did not know what was in the agreement.

More information is coming out, as the House is scheduled to vote on the matter Thursday. The Senate also plans to vote Thursday.

Meanwhile, NPR reporters have been sorting through the numbers:

Tom Bowman reports on the Pentagon budget.

Michele Kelemen looks at foreign aid.

Julie Rovner reports on spending for health issues.

Larry Abramson examines the education budget.

Pam Fessler reports on poverty issues.

David Folkenflik covers public broadcasting funding.

And Elizabeth Shogren reports on cuts to environmental issues.