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House, budget panel
pass spending cuts
WASHINGTON — Majority
Republicans pushed $17 billion in
spending cuts through the House
and $100 billion more through its
budget committee Thursday.
But furious Democrats accused
them of reneging on a deal and using
phony, double-counted savings.
The House voted 227-200 for a
GOP plan slicing $ 17 billion out of
already enacted programs, includ
ing public housing, summer jobs
for youths and aid for the arts and
public broadcasting. The cuts were
the first the House has cleared in
the Republican campaign to bal
ance the budget.
The White House noted the oc
casion by vowing to veto it.
“There is no question that if the
bill is in its present form, the presi
dent would veto it,” said President
Clinton’s chief of staff, Leon
Panetta. He called the reductions
“irresponsible and mean spirited.”
Shortly afterward, the GOP
muscled a plan through the budget
panel that would make another $ 100
billion in reductions over the next
five years to help pay for the Re
publican tax-cut package. The vote
was 24-11, and like the House roll
call, it was nearly party-line.
The votes were almost drowned
out by a raucous, finger-pointing
row between the parties over
whether Republicans had attracted
conservative Democratic support
for their spending cuts with a prom
ise they later abandoned.
The dispute concerned the $17
billion in House-approved savings
and an arcane question of budget
calculations: When you cut a pro
gram, do you measure savings for
just one year or for several years
into the future?
To get some Democratic votes
for the $ 17 billion in cuts, Republi
cans said they agreed they would
use the immediate savings from the
reductions for deficit reduction.
The conservative Democrats
said they believed the deal called
for all the money saved—now and
in the future—tobe used for deficit
reduction. But Republicans said
they believed the deal allowed them
to use future year savings to pay for
But Democrats insisted that a
provision the House approved re
flecting that deal forbade even the
future savings from being used to
pay for tax cuts. Republicans reluc
The Budget Committee’s $100
billion in cuts was to pay for part of
the tax cut legislation moving
through the House, now expected
to cost $ 190 billion over five years.
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Anita Hill resigns
NORMAN, Okla. —Anita Hill is resigning as a law professor at the
University of Oklahoma.
No reason was given for her resignation, which was announced in a
March 9 memo to law professors.
“The University has in no way requested or encouraged the resigna
tion,” Josh Galper, spokesman for university President David Boren,'
Hill, who now lives in Laguna Beach, Calif., is on leave while she
writes two books. She could not be reached for comment; her number is
Hill focused national attention on sexual harassment in the workplace
with her allegations against her former boss Clarence Thomas. Thomas
denied the allegations and was confirmed to the Supreme Court.
One of her harshest critics, state Rep. Leonard Sullivan, said he was
elated to get “the cancerous growth off the OU campus.” The Republican
said that donors stopped contributing to the school because of Hill.
State votes to abolish slavery
JACKSON, Miss.-—Mississippi Thursday accomplished what the
rest of the nation did 130 years ago; it ratified the constitutional
amendment abolishing slavery.
Without debate, the state House of Representatives approved a
resolution ratifying the 13th Amendment. The state Senate had acted
Clerks of the two chambers will notify Congress of the action and it
will be noted in congressional records. No action by Gov. Kirk Fordice
Most current members of the Legislature were unaware that Missis
sippi had never ratified the amendment.
Sen. Hillman Frazier, a Democrat from Jackson, learned of the
shortcoming while searching historical records earlier this year and
convinced lawmakers it was time to put the matter to rest.
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