Democrats ready spending bill with few cuts: aide

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 2:44 PM
Democrats ready spending bill with few cuts: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats are preparing a spending bill that yields no ground to House Republicans who are seeking deep cuts in government spending, a Democratic aide said on Wednesday.

The spending bill would essentially keep government spending at its current level through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, factoring in $4 billion in noncontroversial cuts that were included in a temporary spending measure passed earlier in the day.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Sandra Maler)