Bush administration's new budget will be strict

Bush administration aides and Congressional staff say President Bush's new 2006 budget will be strict in order to cut the federal deficit and rein in spending.

The budget will be announced on February 7. Tribal leaders have already been told that the Bureau of Indian Affairs will see a 3.6 percent cut.

Bush has been cutting Indian programs in his recent budget but Congress keeps restoring them. According to The Washington Post, agriculture, funding veterans and science programs will be frozen and other programs will be eliminated.

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