WASHINGTON -- The Senate Budget Committee yesterday rejected a proposal to lift the spending restraints imposed by the 1990 budget agreement, but even as it acted, other proposals popped up that would partially suspend the pact or abandon it altogether.

The committee voted 19 to 2 against a resolution that would have suspended the spending caps and pay-as-you-go procedures enacted less than a year ago in an effort to stimulate the flagging economy.

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