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Capitol Hill Update: Bush's Budget, Iraq Plan

Who are the winners and losers in President George W. Bush's latest budget proposal? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Ben Shaw with Capitol New Connection about the latest news out of Washington D.C. Shaw a

Capitol Hill Update: Bush's Budget, Iraq Plan

Tom Fudge: The war in Iraq continues to dominate policy discussions this week in Washington. Republicans in the Senate have managed to prevent a resolution, condemning the president's troop increase, from coming to a vote. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has scheduled a debate on the Iraq war for next Tuesday.

On the subject of spending, Democrats have harshly criticized George W. Bush's budget. The spending plan calls for $245 billon in new money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this year and next. The budget also recommends an extension of the president's tax breaks and cuts to domestic programs.



  • Ben Shaw , reporter for Capitol News Connection which provides Capitol Hill coverage to KPBS and other public radio stations.

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