Washington (July 7, 2003) -- The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-partisan researcher and policy institute here, predicted that should House lawmakers extend the tax cuts that are scheduled to expire over the next 10 years, the federal deficit will total $4.1 trillion by 2013.

According to a CBPP report released late last week, the Congressional Budget Office’s deficit projections in March omit as much as $4.4 trillion in costs over the next 10 years.

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