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Government Budget Awaiting Senate Approval

A massive $1.2 trillion budget is now awaiting Senate approval.

House Democrats approved the legislation which would freeze the budget of most cabinet departments and fund the war in Afghanistan for another year.

Lawmakers say there are exceptions to the freeze in health care programs for veterans and the military would get a boost with a pay raise.

Despite the size of the budget, it is still $46 million under the presidents requested budget.

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