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House shares spending pain, OKs cutting its budget

The House is showing it can share the pain of other federal agencies that are facing smaller budgets.

The House is showing it can share the pain of other federal agencies that are facing smaller budgets.

Lawmakers have agreed to cut 6.4 percent from what the House will spend next year on members' offices and Capitol Hill operations.

The spending measure approves $3.3 billion for the legislative branch in the budget year that begins Oct. 1. That total is $227 million less than this year.

The Capitol Police would stay at last year's level. But the cuts will affect every office associated with Congress, including the Library of Congress and the Architect of the Capitol. It does not apply to Senate offices.

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