By Julian Pecquet - 08/10/10 04:40 PM EDT
House Republicans are arguing the $26 billion state-aid bill scheduled for a vote Tuesday is not fully offset, contrary to what Democrats say.
The bill, which includes $16 billion in enhanced federal Medicaid payments for states and $10 billion in education funding, is paid for in part by promised cuts to future spending.
House Budget Committee Republicans argue some of those cuts target "emergency" spending, which cannot be used to offset new spending under pay-as-you-go rules. As a result, the GOP calculates, the bill would increase the statutory PAYGO deficit by $12.634 billion during 10 years.