Measure to raise the debt limit to nearly $9 trillion up for consideration later this week.
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The federal government provides a very generous benefit for surviving spouses.
More than 10,000 Customs and Border Patrol agents would be added, and fences along the border would be upgraded.
Appropriators likely to resist language allowing president to strike specific items from tax or spending bills and seek an up-or-down vote.
Blueprint would boost discretionary spending about 3.6 percent over this year, with the bulk of the increase going toward defense.
National Guard and Reserve troops filled the gap in Iraq while the regular Army underwent a radical overhaul.
Republicans, Democrats at odds over process for crafting the legislation.
Jury finds firm defrauded U.S. government on reconstruction contract.