THE ADMINISTRATION: Water: A Billion Dollar Battleground

Jimmy Carter is trying to take the pork out of the pork barrel, and Congress wants to leave it in. The basic fight is as simple as that, but the ramifications are enormous, millions of Americans will be affected, the issues are hotly debatable, and the struggle threatens to become the new President's most serious conflict with Capitol Hill.

How the fight goes may have grave repercussions later on for Carter and his programs: the memories of Senators and Congressmen run long, and they can nurse their grudges as bitterly as the Medici. With the possible exception of motherhood, there...

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