Only $37 billion of the $787 billion has been spent so far. Confusing provisions and the sheer size of the bill have created delays.
In a $3.5 trillion spending plan released Thursday, the White House proposes $17 billion in cuts – including some items that President Bush also tried to ax.
The plan, which will help fund Obama's healthcare reform and education agenda, is also on track to pass in the Senate Wednesday.
While President Obama's budget would expand the scope of government the House GOP alternative aims to return government spending to historical levels.
But they're worried about massive deficit estimates, so even some lawmakers in his own party have their whittling knives out.
He wants to double aid by the end of his term to help improve America's image abroad, but that no longer looks possible.
Higher forecast will complicate Obama's bid to push spending plans through Congress.
Environmental ‘derivatives’ encourage creative, proactive conservation.
The plan, projecting a $1.7 trillion deficit, includes a down payment on universal healthcare.