Nation: Heat from the HUD Chief

Much to the chagrin of the White House, one of the loudest complaints about some of the proposed budget reductions has come from within the Administration itself.

In a memo, which was quickly leaked, to the budget cut ters at the Office of Management and Budget, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Patricia Harris, 54. the Illinois-born Pullman-car waiter's daughter who is the only black in the Cabinet, heatedly complained that the ceiling proposed by the OMB on her department's budget (currently $9.1 billion) was "barely defensible." If OMB had its way, she asserted, the subsidized housing program in the 1980 budget...

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