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Guests Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) brought two different positions on the spending debate to "Fox News Sunday" today. Senator Durbin said that while he would personally be open to more deficit reduction, he thinks $10.5 billion in cuts in domestic discretionary is about as far as he would go -additional cuts would have to be found elsewhere. On the other hand, House Republicans are pushing their bill of $61 billion in spending cuts, putting the difference between the Republicans and Democrats at about $50 billion. While Hensarling would not say whether House Republicans would accept less than $61 billion in spending cuts, he was firm in his assertion that Republicans wanted to see real savings in the upcoming spending legislation.
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