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U.S. Senate rejects budget cuts

On Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Senate voted 56 to 44 against billions of dollars in federal cuts that would have decimated Head Start enrollment and eliminated a number of other programs.

The cuts were passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in late February. Along with the proposal, the Senate voted down another budget bill, put forth by Republicans, that had lesser cuts.

Even so, the drastic cuts under consideration are a sign that many programs may have to scale back once Congress hammers out a compromise budget.

The Children's Leadership Council, a coalition of 57 children's advocacy groups from around the country, convened a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning to detail what would happen if the budget bill passed:  

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