From: Claire Shipman/CNN White House Correspondent and Ann Curley/CNN Capitol Hill Producer
In: Washington, D.C.
Subject: Movement toward compromise on the budget
There were indications today that the White House and congressional Republicans were making progress toward a compromise budget plan. Details appear to be shaping up as follows:
There are also no specifics yet on the tax cuts -- would they be for middle income families, education, capital gains taxes or estate taxes. Some sources say they may just agree to the figure, and hash out the particulars later.
The president is now trying now to assess where the congressional Democrats stand. Many are insisting that Clinton force Republicans to produce their own budget, for contrast purposes.
The Clinton Administration thinks that would only lock Republicans into immovable positions.
At this point in the budget talks, Republicans seem fairly happy with the progress. But the White House is concerned that they will be unable to win over the Dems.
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