President Bush is expected to announce his new strategy for Iraq this week and U.S. media reports say it will include sending as many as 20-thousand additional troops to Baghdad.
The New York Times newspaper reported Sunday Mr. Bush is also planning on spending up to one-billion dollars on a jobs program for Iraqis.
Members of the Democratic Party, who officially took control of Congress last week, have said they do not want to send more troops to Iraq.
Speaking on U.S. television Sunday, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi did not say if Democrats would refuse to fund a troop increase. She added that Democrats support funding for troops already in Iraq.
Under the U.S. Constitution, President Bush is the commander-in-chief of the military, but Congress oversees spending.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military announced Sunday that five troops have been killed in recent fighting in Iraq.
Attacks across the country also killed at least 13 Iraqis.
In Baghdad, bombs and mortar fire killed six people. A car bomb in the southern town of Hillah killed one woman.