Blue Dogs seek action on Obama's budget promise

Obama sent to Congress the Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2010. The bill would allow the president to propose a package of cuts to recently signed spending measures and then force Congress to take an up-or-down vote on those proposed cuts. The new presidential authority would extend to discretionary and non-entitlement mandatory spending, but not to tax measures. 

Unlike the line-item veto, which has been determined to be unconstitutional, Obama's proposal would need support from Congress before any cuts were made.

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