The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 24, 1996 · Page 6
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AB WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1996 THE SALINA JOURNAL V BUDGET TALKS GOP attempts to avoid shutdown Plan would cut Cabinet travel, allow for furloughs in order to put more pressure on Clinton By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — House Republicans rallied Tuesday behind a plan to avert a new federal shutdown this weekend. But Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole reacted coolly to a proposal by House leaders to tack a tax cut to the measure. Staring at a new round of partial agency closures Saturday unless action is taken, the unpredictable House GOP rank-and-file signaled its support for a leadership proposal to finance programs through March 1. Though the measure would not target any of President Clinton's top priorities, it would reflect the Republican budget-cutting ideology by eliminating a dozen minor programs and reining spending on most agencies. "I want to see progress toward a balanced T WHITEWATER budget," said freshman Rep.'Todd Tiahrt, R- Kan., expressing a sentiment many of his colleagues share. "Anything that's not progress toward a balanced budget, I'm opposed to." The decision reflects a desire to avoid a third confrontation with Clinton over shuttering federal agencies, which have previously cost Republicans public support. With their budget-balancing talks with Clinton all but dead, it also illustrates an effort oy the GOP to avoid a do-nothing Congress label by trying to enact pieces of then: budget agenda one at a time. Democrats did their best to stoke public dissatisfaction with Republicans over past federal shutdowns and their festering confrontation with the administration over averting a jolting government default. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D- S.D., said that letting government agencies close was "playing with matches. If we fail to deal with the debt limit, we're playing with dynamite." The final shape of the legislation heading off a shutdown awaited talks between House and Senate Republicans. Leaders of both chambers were hoping for passage as early as Thursday. But the House proposal for the measure would ratchet up pressure on the administration in two ways lawmakers have not used before. It would curb travel by Cabinet secretaries, a clear shot at controversial trips taken by Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary and Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. And it would, for the first time since the budget standoff with Clinton began in October, let federal workers be furloughed even though money has been provided for their agencies. Until now, civil servants have been idled only when their agencies were without funds. "Now it's time to start.getting serious," said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bob Livingston, R-La. Many House GOP lawmakers were also eager to include a $125 per child tax credit in the measure, but Dole seemed reluctant. 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Prosecutors will ask Clinton on Friday whether she or anyone else inside the White House tried to hide the records after they were subpoenaed by investigators two years ago. The documents, unexpectedly discovered in the White House family residence, outline Clinton's work for a failing Arkansas savings and loan owned by the president's and her Whitewater business partners. "The only reason for Mrs. Clinton's appearance is that this grand jury will consider possible obstruction-of-justice charges against somebody at some point," said Stephen Cillers, a New York University law professor. "Mrs. Clinton along with others may have information that may illuminate whether those charges should be brought and against whom." In subpoenaing Clinton before the grand jury, Whitewater prose- BRIEFLY Trial begins for Rabin's confessed assassin TEL AVIV, Israel — "Everything I did, I did for the glory of ' God," the confessed assassin of Yitzhak Rabin said Tuesday, as the prosecution began presenting evidence at his trial. But Yigal Amir told the Tel Aviv district court that his aim was not necessarily to kill Rabin, only to "end his activity as prime minister." The 25-year- AMIR old former law student, who did not answer the charges against him when his trial opened Dec. 19, avoided the words "guilty" or "not guilty" when he was asked for a plea Tuesday. "I had nothing against Yitzhak Rabin as a man," Amir said. Colombian president under fire over cartel BOGOTA, Colombia — A defiant President Ernesto Samper rejected calls to step down Tuesday after his 1994 campaign chief charged that Samper knew about contributions from the Cali drug cartel. A veterans' group urged the armed forces to take power. Student protesters marched near the presidential palace, waving banners that read, "It's time to resign." Samper denied former aides' allegations that he was aware that Cali cocaine traffickers, who dominate the global cocaine trade, gave millions of dollars to his campaign. From Wire Service Reports THEATRES For MOVIE Selections and SHOWTIMES Call: 825-9105 WEDNESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL EVEBY WEDNESDAY 5^9 PM | 3 Piece Fried Chicken Dinner Includes tossed salad, soup, or tomato juice, baked potato, french bread, coffee or tea MARS RESTAURANT 827-3351 Open 7 Days A Week n as. Broadway f How would your home or auto insurance Call today for your free assessment survey! 217 S. Santa Fe • Salina, KS • 825-0286 File photo Hillary Rodham Clinton has been promoting her book, "It Takes a Village," while charges mount against her. cutor Kenneth Starr departed from his past practice of going to the White House to question the first lady, under oath but away from a grand jury. 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