Budget Battle On Capitol Hill today, negotiators sat down to work out differences between the budget plan approved by the House and the one approved by the Senate. The House has approved a smaller increase in spending and a bigger cut in taxes, sticking close to the plan proposed by President Bush. But the Senate was a different story, because Democrats occupy half that chamber's seats. The Senate negotiating group that went to work today is also split 50-50 between the parties. NPR's David Welna reports from the Capitol.