A top House Democrat, Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, says the Senate bill cuts spending necessary to protect the jobs of policemen and firefighters.
The Senate cut $40 billion in aid to state governments contained in a House version of the legislation.
The Senate is expected to pass its bill on Tuesday. It then has to be reconciled with the House version.
Ensign, Pence and Frank spoke on NBC's "Meet the Press."
NEW YORK AND TRI-STATE AREA NEWS
E-MAIL UP CLOSE || REPORT TYPO || GET WIDGET
UP CLOSE ON FACEBOOK