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Budget Debate Begins

Congress considers proposed budget deal, with vocal criticism coming from both sides of the aisle.
(NBC News)  The bipartisan budget deal reached by lawmakers just two days ago is expected to get its first vote in The House this afternoon.

The reaction to the this bill hasn't been all positive.

Both sides have issues.

Republicans say it spends too much.

"I think we're on a trajectory right now where we will fiscally collapse," says North Carolina's Rep. Robert Pittenger.

Democrats remain upset an extension of long term unemployment benefits was left out, especially after Republicans added an amendment extending an expiring Medicare payment for doctors.

"Too many people, over a million people, will not be getting their unemployment benefits," New York's Rep. Nita Lowey points out.

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