Pete's Big Hit: Domenici bangs out a budget

Domenici bangs out a budget

In the rarefied world of U.S. Senators, Pete Domenici, a third-term New Mexico Republican, is about as homespun as they come. While many of his smooth, well-tailored colleagues are chauffeured to the Capitol, the rumpled Domenici, 53, can sometimes be spotted commuting on Washington's metro, a loose tie draped from his neck, his furrowed brow giving him a look of perpetual worry befitting a hardworking father of eight.

As chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Domenici has had the thankless task of trying to work out a compromise on the fiscal-1987 budget that might satisfy lawmakers and the President while meeting...

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