White House: Trim Spending Enormous deficits loom over the federal budget this year and next. The White House is pressing Senate Republicans to trim nearly $10 billion from spending bills approved last year when Democrats ran the Senate. Democrats respond that the president's proposed tax cuts need trimming -- not federal spending. NPR's David Welna reports.
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White House Presses Senate GOP to Trim Spending

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White House Presses Senate GOP to Trim Spending

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White House Presses Senate GOP to Trim Spending

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Enormous deficits loom over the federal budget this year and next. The White House is pressing Senate Republicans to trim nearly $10 billion from spending bills approved last year when Democrats ran the Senate. Democrats respond that the president's proposed tax cuts need trimming — not federal spending. NPR's David Welna reports.