Nation: Donnybrook over the Budget

But the House heeded the message from home: Fight inflation

Nothing is as tough as getting a budget resolution through the House."

So confessed Connecticut Democrat Robert Giaimo, chairman of the House Budget Committee, after narrowly winning an acrimonious fight last week to limit federal spending in fiscal 1979 to $500.9 billion, $42.7 billion higher than this year's record budget.

The annual budget resolution, which the House and Senate assumed as a major responsibility in 1974, amounts to a statement of principle setting forth what Congress decides should be the Government spending plans for...

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