WASHINGTON - The big spenders in Congress are still around, but there are not as many of them as there used to be, according to a survey by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, a fiscal watch-dog group.

The survey, based on a computerized tally of bills dropped into the hopper in the House and Senate through early April, found that members of the 103d Congress wanted to spend $14.37 for every dollar in spending cuts they proposed. Health care was the lawmakers' favorite form of government largesse.

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