National Affairs: Yardstick: Anger

Congress was even angrier when it picked up its pruning shears. With one big snip, the House Appropriations Committee last week cut more than $365 million out of requests for $843 million made by the Administration to run some of its agencies.

The severest cut was made on the Voice of America. The committee sliced its funds by 90%, from $97.5 million to only $9.5 million. In doing so, the committee said that it really approved of the Voice's mission, but just didn't like the way it was being run. (A citizens' watchdog committee, headed by the Christian Science Monitor's Editor Erwin...

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