FROM Erik Wasson
Two More Conservatives Declare Support for Fiscal Commission Plan President Obama’s bipartisan panel on taxes and spending got two more votes today from its own members, with 14 of 18 needed for final approval and another vote scheduled tomorrow. Erik Wasson reports on the budget and appropriations for The Hill newspaper in Washington, DC.
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