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A GOP balanced budget is turned back in House

The Democratic-controlled House defeated, 242 to 182, a conservative Republican plan for a balanced 1983 budget and continued to search for a plan it could support.

Democrats branded the balanced budget proposed by John Rousselot (R) of California as unrealistic.

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Three alternative budgets remain to be considered by the House, which hopes to settle later this week on a plan to encourage lower interest rates.

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