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$3.5 trillion spending plan paves way for Obama goals

Washington Post, April 3, 2009

Congressional Democrats overwhelmingly embraced President Obama's ambitious and expensive agenda for the nation by endorsing a $3.5 trillion spending plan that sets the stage for the president to pursue his most far-reaching priorities. The House and Senate approved budget blueprints that would trim Obama's spending proposals for the fiscal year that begins in October and curtail his plans to cut taxes. The blueprints, however, would permit work to begin on the central goals of Obama's presidency, including an expansion of healthcare coverage for the uninsured.