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Election-Year Politics Complicate Budget Debate

The House is scheduled to vote on a federal budget plan for fiscal year 2005, which starts in October. Both Democrats and Republicans are seeking ways to reduce the ballooning deficits predicted for coming years. But as the general election approaches, the debate on Capitol Hill is increasingly politicized. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and NPR's Andrea Seabrook.

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Andrea Seabrook covers Capitol Hill as NPR's Congressional Correspondent.