THE WEEK: MARCH 12-18

MARCH 12-18

NATION

Funded Mandates

The House and Senate both gave overwhelming final approval to a bill that would require the Federal Government to pay the tab for many new rules and regulations it imposes upon state and local governments. The legislation will become the second provision of the G.O.P. "Contract with America" to become law if President Clinton signs it, as is expected (the first was a measure requiring Congress to abide by the labor and civil rights laws it has imposed on other employers).

Here Come the Cuts

Turning to more contentious fare, House Republicans struggled and ultimately succeeded in passing...

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