House budget cuts raise prospects for government shutdown

Posted: February 20, 2011 in Links, News
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In a pre-dawn vote Saturday, the GOP-led House approved legislation to cut nearly $61 billion from the federal budget. The House vote sets up a high-stakes impasse between President Obama and Congress that seems likely to lead to a government shutdown early next month.

The budget plan, approved on a largely party-line vote, would impose serious spending cuts over the next year in virtually every reach of government, including domestic programs and even some military programs. Among the more controversial proposed cuts are hundreds of millions of dollars in reductions of  the nation’s border security, nearly $400 million culled from U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and another $1.5 million taken from support for Iraqi security forces.

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