The Senate just defeated two amendments to cut spending to offset $60 billion in emergency war funding. One amendment was tabled by a vote of 53-45; the other was tabled 50-47. Sen. Tom Coburn got some support from Democrats increasingly worried about deficit spending.
Coburn, R-Muskogee, proposed freezing federal workers’ pay, cutting Congress’ budget, eliminating waste and using federal money that hasn’t yet been obligated. Those proposals were included in a menu of possible spending cuts to offset the war bill.
You can read details of the amendments here.