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Politics

GOP offers smaller budget cuts on debt measure

Seeks much less than Boehner plan 2 years ago

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are being far less ambitious this week in their demands for spending cuts to erase new debt issued to pay the government’s bills than they were during a budget battle two years ago.

The list of cuts under consideration now tallies up to a fraction of the almost $1 trillion in additional borrowing that would be permitted under a GOP proposal for enabling the government to pay its bills through December of next year.

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