News Briefs

February 24, 1998

News Briefs

GOP RETHINKS BUDGET SURPLUS PLAN-"Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott yesterday appeared to move away from a GOP budget plan that would use all future budget surpluses to reduce the federal debt instead of making deeper tax cuts" (The Washington Times).

SENATE AGAIN TAKES UP ISSUE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM-"The Senate opened debate Monday on the overhaul of the nation's campaign-finance laws. But despite the litany of fund-raising abuses in the 1996 campaign, lawmakers remained as divided as ever over whether and how to change the financing system" (The New York Times).

LACHANCE CONVENES ROUNDTABLE-"As part of the Clinton Administration's initiative on race, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Janice Lachance convened a round table discussion on race relations during her visit to Memphis on Monday" (OPM news release).

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