Saturday brings another chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms to the Brazos Valley. During the afternoon hours, scattered areas of rain and storms could develop in the daytime heat (30%). A line of rain and thunderstorms will be possible between sunset and midnight -- moving in from the north & west. If these storms can reach the area, they could pose a localized flooding & damaging wind threat.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats have stepped in to protect the Internal Revenue Service from huge budget cuts sought by House Republicans.
Democrats control the Senate Appropriations Committee. Besides safeguarding against cuts, they defended the ability of the IRS to enforce President Barack Obama's health care law.
The $44 billion IRS funding bill is bigger than the House version. The House bill would slash the IRS budget next year by $3 billion.
The measure is one of 12 spending bills passed each year by Congress that set agency operating budgets.
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