Tonight, we have breaking news on how President Obama plans to spend your tax dollars. He'll unveil his first budget tomorrow, but tonight we know about a big part of it. It has to do with your health care. CNN's Ed Henry will have the breaking details at the top of the program.
Meanwhile, the House has passed a $410 billion dollar spending bill to keep the government running through September, the end of the fiscal year. Remember President Obama urged Congress last night to make tough choices to lower the deficit. Well, the spending bill is $31 billion dollars higher than last year. CNN's Dana Bash reports that democrats are giving generous increases for everything from agriculture to Amtrak. And, though Republicans are blasting the bill, they are demanding $8 billion more taxpayer dollars to prevent GOP aides from being fired, which usually happens after the party loses seats in an election. That's not all. There are $7.7 billions in earmarks or pork projects. We're tracking the cash.
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