Breaking the Budget Logjam

By a whisker, the House okays a G.O.P. plan for spending cuts

When the crucial vote was over, the House chamber broke into weary applause. Not great cheers, because few members were truly enthusiastic about the fiscal 1983 budget that lad finally been adopted. But Republicans were pleased that they had fulfilled President Reagan's plan to cut deeply into domestic spending while allowing for a defense buildup and a reduction in federal taxes. And many Democrats joined in the ovation, out of relief that the lingering issue had at last been resolved. The final tally: 219 to 206.

Proposed by Republican Delbert Latta...

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