National Affairs: Economy Begins Elsewhere

On the Senate side, it was all talk of saving money. By a vote of 37 to 36, the Senators whacked $300,000 from the President's executive budget, cut $50,000 from the $225,000 he had asked to finish renovating the White House. Then they knocked out 525 new cars which 12 Government agencies had planned to buy this year, forbade the agencies' bureaucrats to use chauffeurs for the cars they already had. Finally, the Senate chopped annual vacation time from 26 to 20 days for 1,900,000 civilian employees.

The House, though, was in no saving mood, for it was busy examining its own...

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