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Republicans Firm in House Budget Debate

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Republicans Firm in House Budget Debate

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Republicans Firm in House Budget Debate

Republicans Firm in House Budget Debate

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The House of Representatives debates President Bush's proposed budget for 2005, with each major party seeking to solidify its support. The Republican majority rejected Democratic lawmakers' attempts to scale back tax cuts and increase Medicare spending. Republicans, who control the House by a 228-205 margin — and there is no sign of a break in ranks on the issue. NPR's Andrea Seabrook reports.