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House GOP to endorse pre-Obama spending levels


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans controlling the House are about to go on record in favor of cutting the day-to-day budgets for domestic Cabinet agencies back to the levels in place before President Barack Obama won the White House.

Tuesday's vote comes on a nonbinding resolution that promises cuts approaching 20 percent of the budgets for agencies like the departments of Education and Commerce when Congress wraps up the long-overdue budget for the current fiscal year. The White House warns that such cuts would mean furloughs of tens of thousands of federal workers.

The Republican cuts would be made in a follow-up spending bill and are sure to encounter strong resistance from the Democratic-controlled Senate and from Obama.

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