Move comes after the president in his State of the Union address proposed freezing nonsecurity discretionary spending for three years.
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Senate majority leader files motion to break hold on Martha Johnson’s nomination.
Agency and insurers said the proposal would have required them to create alternative federal IDs for a large number of internal and external databases.
Congress is unlikely to pass agency appropriations bills in a contentious election year, expert predicts.
CBO chief tells senators using TARP money to offset jobs bill would add to the deficit, but jobs package could stimulate the economy and in turn reduce the deficit.
Pay/go amendment requires any mandatory spending increases or tax cuts to be offset.