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September 14, 2007

A Fight the Democrats Don't Want

President Bush and congressional Republicans are itching for a fight over spending.  It's a battle the Democrats don't want.  That's why instead of sending the president annual appropriations bills, Democrats are kicking the can. They won't complete any of the 12 Appropriations bills by the October 1 deadline (the beginning of the FY 08 fiscal year). Word from the Hill is that Democrats will pass a continuing resolution (or CR) in the next couple of weeks to fund the government at current levels until November 16.  This buys them some more time to figure out a way to spend more and somehow avoid or override a White House veto.  I write about the process in more detail in my weekly Washington Times column here.

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