WASHINGTON -- President Clinton this month is keeping promises he made during the budget debate by laying out for Congress an ambitious agenda to cut another $200 billion out of the deficit through major reforms in the government's sprawling spending programs.

Clinton's $500 billion budget package already is expected to reduce the deficit from its $290 billion record high last year to below $200 billion from 1995 to 1998, according to projections of the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budget.

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