Senate Democrats unveil $6 billion in budget cuts

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 2:55 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Friday unveiled a budget proposal that cuts $6 billion from current spending but protects President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul and other priorities.

Democrats are responding to a plan that passed the Republican-controlled House of Representatives that would cut $61 billion in the current fiscal year, which would translate into an average reduction of 25 percent for domestic discretionary programs.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan)