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Senate Rejects Spending Freeze, Backs PayGo

Well, that didn't last very long. The Associated Press reports the Senate has rejected a limited spending freeze President Obama called for this week and discussed last night in his State of the Union speech.

However, Senators passed legislation known as "PayGo", also backed by the President. It requires Congress to pay for new programs by cutting spending in other parts of the budget.



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