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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 22, 2005

Fact Sheet: Fiscal Year 2006: Keeping the Commitment to Restrain Spending

With final approval today in Congress of the FY2006 budget bills, the President's plan to restrain spending and reform programs will soon become law. The President worked with Congress to reduce non-security discretionary spending below last year's level, terminate or reduce funding for 89 lower-priority or poor-performing programs, and rein in mandatory spending for the first time in nearly a decade. This commitment to fiscal discipline will help keep the Federal government on track to achieve the President's goal of cutting the deficit in half by 2009.

A Responsible Budget

Restraining Spending And Reforming Programs

Reining in Entitlement Spending

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