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Extending Bush-era tax rates isn’t the only agenda item for
Senate Democrats said they plan to roll 12 spending measures that fund the government into one huge,
Senate Democratic leaders also said they would bring the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty to a vote, even though key
Republicans said Tuesday they would oppose efforts to package all of the spending bills into one measure, but Senate Democrats said they would forge ahead under that scenario anyway. House Democrats are expected to pass an alternative spending plan that could add billions of dollars to key programs.
“That’s complete denial of the message of the last election,” Sen.
Senate Republican leaders said they prefer a stopgap measure that would keep funding level, or possibly reduced, through September.
Despite some Republicans, including Sen.
Senate Democrats scheduled test votes this week on several issues that are expected to fail, including measures that would help children of illegal immigrants and a