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OMB Nominee Promises to Work With Congress Resolve Spending Deadlock
"The presidentís nominee to head the White House budget office will face a tough test Thursday when he meets with the Senate Budget Committee for the second round of his confirmation hearings.

Former Rep. Jim Nussle, R-Iowa (1991-2007), will try to assure senators he can work with Congress to avert a major conflict this fall over spending priorities.

President Bush vows to veto fiscal 2008 appropriations bills cleared by the Democratic-controlled Congress if they exceed his requests for those bills. Democrats are planning to spend $23 billion more than the $933 billion Bush requested for the 12 annual spending measures."

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