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04/27/03 - Washington

Voinovich Says he'll Stick to his Guns on Tax Cuts

Washington-AP -- Republican Senator George Voinovich of Ohio says he'll stand his ground against President Bush's tax cut plan.

Voinovich told NBC's "Meet the Press" that he won't give in to pressure to vote more than a 350 billion dollar reduction. He says "anybody that knows George Voinovich knows that when I say something I mean it."

Bush had asked Congress for 726 billion in cuts over ten years.

The House capped new tax relief at 550 billion, while the Senate agreed to cuts of no more than 350 billion. The White House has scaled back its expectations, saying at least 550 billion is now the president's goal. But Voinovich says that amount would be fiscally irresponsible.

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