One side says war spending is the problem, the other says it's the economic bailout plan.
Most Democrats are not ready to begin the politically charged discussion of restricting war spending.
But pressure is increasing inside the party for more scrutiny on war spending when the administration's military budget request is considered by Congress next month.
The request for additional troops is likely to figure into the coming debate over war spending.
Doesn't all the war spending stimulate the economy?
At those levels, war spending would amount to less than 1 percent of gross domestic product, not enough for major economic effect.
In separate action, the House advanced $92 billion in war spending and hurricane recovery money.
Senate Republican leaders say they will try to remove that provision during debate this week on a $122 billion war spending bill.
Lawmakers said the Warner plan could provide the template for an eventual agreement on war spending.
Each time that the House has considered war spending...