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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 27, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                State and National News Friday Jan HeraldZeitung 5A Balanced budget amendment passes House in 300132 vote Subscribe Today Call 6259144 WASHINGTON AP The bal anced budget amendment crossed its first big threshold passing the House and moving to the Senate where a tough battle was expected over an idea that would revolutionize the way Con gress does business This is a historic moment for our an elated House Speaker Newt Gingrich said after the 300132 bipartisan vote Thursday We kept our made in the Repub lican Contract With to begin to restore fiscal integrity to Con gress Passage represented a major victory for the GOP which came up with 12 more votes than the twothirds major ity needed to approve a constitutional amendment Seventytwo Democrats more than a third of those voting joined the Republicans With the amendment behind them House Republicans now can move on to other key aspects of their including ending unfunded federal mandates and passing new anticrime measures and welfare reform Despite the strong House approval the amendment faced a tough battle in the Senate which was expected to take up the measure within two weeks It needs 67 votes for Senate passage and then would have to be ratified by three fourths of the states to become the 28th amendment to the Constitution I believe we are going to do the same thing in the said Sen Paul Simon a leading propo Texas Briefs We all saw clearly at the end of the this day that we had to have a balanced budget amendment We had to have acceptance of new fiscal Dick Armey RTexas nent of the amendment but he added Its by no means The measure calls for a balanced budget beginning in 2002 or two years after ratification by the states whichev er comes later The Republicancon trolled Senate passed a balanced budget amendment in 1982 but it was reject ed in the Democratic House Since then the federal debt has more than doubled to trillion Following the House vote Thursday night President Clintons spokesman Mike McCurry said We all want to sec a balanced budget But the presi dent would also like to see the details of how the House would propose to meet this new constitutional Clinton has no formal say in the amendment since it would go directly from Congress to the states Democratic opposition did thwart the Republican leaderships hopes to include a provision that would have required a threefifths majority vote in both the House and Senate to increase taxes in the future and made it much more difficult to raise taxes as a means of balancing the budget Instead the House approved by 293 139 a compromise version offered by Reps Charles Stcnholrn DTcxas and Dan Schacfcr that differed in requiring only a simple majority for Congress to raise taxes The Stcnholm measure then advanced to the vote for final passage We all saw clearly at the end of this day that we had to have a balanced budget House Majority Leader Dick Armey RTexas said We had to have acceptance of new fis cal The amendment requires threefifths majorities to raise the ceiling on the national debt or waive the balanced budget requirement in any one year Exceptions also arc made for times of war or threats to national security The wild card in winning acceptance of the Stenholm measure was the 73 GOP freshmen who were solid in their support of the tax limitation proposal and threatened to withhold support for the compromise plan Gingrich called several dozen fresh men into his office late Thursday to stress that their votes were crucial to getting a balanced budget amendment through Congress and to promise a vote next year on a constitutional amendment requiring a threefifths vote to increase taxes several of the fresh men said In the end only two GOP freshmen from Indiana John Hostettler and Mark Souder voted against the amendment The House rejected four Democrat icproposed versions of the amend ment that would have waived the bud get requirement if unemployment was above 4 percent removed Social Secu rity funds from budget considerations or created a separate capital budget for major public works projects Social Security must be said Minority Leader Dick Gephardt whose proposal to that effect was defeated 296135 But Republicans stressed that there was no threat to Social Security point ing to a nonbinding resolution passed Wednesday that committed the House to keeping the retirement fund out of budget considerations The Senate passed a similar resolution Thursday that also has no force in law Officers Seize Million In Cash Million In Cocaine PASADENA Texas AP Authorities seized at least million in cash and about 220 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated million when they raided a house in this Houston suburb police say The cash was stuffed in boxes inside the house when officers raided it on Thursday Four adults were arrested Houston Assistant Police Chief Art Contreras said the raid held in con junction with the seizure of more than 17 pounds of cocaine worth about at a southeast Houston apart ment put a dent into what authorities are calling a new and very organized drug ring Contreras said each package of cocaine was marked with a joker play ing card that signifies the cartel through which the distribution center was oper ating Girl To Stand Trial On Charges of Poisoning Her Father FORT WORTH Texas AP A chance conversation between friends during a reading from Shakespeares Hamlet led to the solution of what had been termed by a prosecutor a perfect authorities say Dorothy Marie Robards 18 was certified Thursday to stand trial as an adult in the Feb 18 1993 death of her father Steven Robards of Fort Worth The certification was necessary because Ms Robards was only 16 at the time of her fathers death Robards became ill after eating din ner and medical examiners initially ruled he died of natural causes Author ities now say he was poisoned with barium acetate which causes symp toms resembling a heart attack He thought he was getting a virus or food said Sandra Lee Hugdins a friend of Ms Robards who was present at the time he was stricken She also said Robards complained of being clammy and having pain and stiffness in his limbs Dr Pepper Bottler Wary of Changes DUBLIN Texas AP At the old est Dr Pepper bottling plant where the Texasbom beverage is still sweetened with cane sugar Bill Kloster hopes a British candy and soft drink maker doesnt sour his formula for success The owner of Dr Pepper Bottling Co in this central Texas town was encouraged somewhat by his compa nys stock gain Thursday after Cad bury Schweppes PLC bid bil lion to buy Dr PepperSevenUp Cos Inc and grab third place in the soft drink market Cadbury is more internationally connected If they would keep Dr Pep per in its heartland maintain it in the same capacity and keep the same man agement it would ease Kloster said 1 would be a little more in favor of it if it meets those Cadbuiy the worlds No 3 soft drink maker and already onequarter owner of Dallasbased Dr PepperSev enUp would end up with a 16 percent share of the market with the acqui sition CocaCola and Pepsi now con trol about 70 percent of the billion ayear business Lobbyists Consider Disclosure Law Vague AUSTIN AP State financial disclosure requirements that lobbyists must file arc riddled with broad gen eralities that make it impossible to pin point how much they are paid the Austin AmericanStatesman reported The state ethics reforms policed by the Texas Ethics Commission are intended to require special interest lob byists to disclose how much they are paid to influence government As of last week reports showed lob byists expect to be paid million to million for their services in 1995 the newspaper reported in Thurs days editions I NORTHCLIFFE rniiNTitv Golfers9 Special Twilight Special after 3 Green Cart Fee tax included Weekdays after Time Required golfers per cart tax included Weekends after valid with 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