Urging Congress To Up the Ante

Two Presidents make a pitch

It was a clear case of like-mindedness. Against a backdrop of growing concern in Congress over the Administration's Central American policy, El Salvador's provisional President, Alvaro Alfredo Magaña, on his first official trip to Washington, and President Reagan emerged from two hours of White House meetings last week to issue none-too-subtle pitches aimed straight at Capitol Hill. Both Presidents stressed support for Salvadoran democracy, land reform and human rights—prime congressional priorities.

"I want to appeal to the honorable members of Congress to support the efforts of...

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