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1. BUDGET:

Votes likely tomorrow on competing funding bills

The Senate today slogged toward dueling votes -- which could come as soon as the wee hours of tomorrow -- on the House-passed government funding bill, which cuts $3 billion from U.S. EPA, and a Democratic plan that avoids much of that financial hurt on the agency. The uncertain timing for the side-by-side test votes came amid heated speculation over the next step in long-term budget talks among the two parties and the White House.

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