New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Adelman likely to be confirmed
New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Thursday, April 14,1983 9A
WASHINGTON (AP) - High-pressure lobbying by President Reagan apparently has convinced a Senate majority to ignore doubts about Kenneth L. Adelman and vote to confirm him as the nation’s arms control chief.
Both supporters and opponents said late Wednesday it appeared all but certain the Adelman nomination would squeeze through its final Senate test today after three months of controversy over the nominee’s qualifications, his commitment to arms control and his candor under fire.
Sen. Paul Tsongas, D-Mass., the leader of the Adelman opposition, told reporters only a groundswell of opposition by the public would change the outcome. He said he could predict no such development.
President Reagan, Vice President George Bush and Cabinet members phoned senators to drum up support for the nomination and Adelman himself continued to make the rounds of Senate offices.
“If senators are getting no calls from home, and
Budget panel ignores Reagan
WASHINGTON (AP) - A rebellious Senate Budget Committee has redrafted much of President Reagan's domestic budget blueprint and is likely to further defy the president by providing for tax increases in 1984.
In a marathon session lasting almost ll hours, the Republican-led committee voted Wednesday to leave intact tens of billions of dollars for welfare, food stamp, housing and other social programs that Reagan wanted to cut.
In a series of tentative budget decisions, the committee set .spending limits for fiscal 1984 at $11.3 billion above Reagan's non-defense proposals for next year
I^ast week, the committee voted to cut Reagarfs proposed defense buildup in half despite last minute efforts bv the White House to delay the vote.
Congressional sources, speaking on condition they not be named, said Wednesday the administration has now given up hope of changing the committee’s decision on military spending. Instead, they said it plans to wage a new battle when the budget resolution reaches the Senate floor later this month.
Today, Democrats on the committee were expected to call for $30 billion in new taxes next year, enough to repeal the third of this year's federal income tax cut, and to also urge elimination of indexing of tax rates in 1985.
if we don't do something (to raise taxes) in 1984. we are jeopardizing the economic recovery,” said Sen. Iawton Chiles, 1>-Fla., the senior Democrat on the budget panel.
Realistically, the committee is unlikely to provide for a full repeal of the tax cut. but capping it to exclude higher-income taxpayers was a possibility.
There are IO Democrats and 12 Republicans on the committee. And at least two Republicans, Slade Gorton of Washington and Mark Andrews of North Dakota, indicated they might be willing to support higher taxes to diminish the federal deficit.
Conservative Republicans in and out of the committee are sure to wage an intense battle, with Reagan's support, against any new taxes next year.
“Raising taxes is not the way to balance the budget," said Sen. Ornn Hatch, R-Utah, a member of the budget panel.
Withholding rates reflecting the third year of tax cut. enacted in 1981 on Reagan's urging, take effect July I.
Indexing, setting tax rates so workers are not penalized by inflation when they get cost of living increases, takes effect in 1985, and is expected to be a target of Democrats.
Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M , the committee chairman, said the spending levels set this week are too high, and he was expected to push for reductions today.
PLO and Jordan to continue talks
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PLO chief Yasser Arafat says he wants to resume talks with King Hussein despite Jordan’s brusque reaction to the PIX) refusal to be represented by the king in peace negotiations with Israel.
Hussein has not responded to Arafat’s comments, made at a news conference Wednesday in
Stockholm I .ast Sunday, Hussein broke off his
negotiations with Arafat and blamed the Palestine liberation Organization for breaking a tentative agreement to cooperate in negotiations based on a modified version of President Reagan’s Middle East peace plan.
Officials rn Rabat said Moroccan King Hassan
postponed the Arab summit conference he was
planning to convene this weekend until early May because of the Hussein-Arafat impasse.
Arafat told reporters in Stockholm that “We are ready and we will do our best to continue these joint talks with the Jordanians. Some adjustments we offered are now being discussed with the Jordanians, not directly but indirectly.”
they are getting calls from the president, we are lost, ... we’ll lose this thing,” Tsongas told reporters.
“The administration has the edge at this point,” Tsongas said. “Republicans who might otherwise support us want to be loyal to the president.” Republican Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee said he believed Adelman would be confirmed but added, “It’s going to be close.”
Sen. Charles Percy, R-I1L, who put aside his own doubts about Adelman to lead the drive to confirm him, told reporters: “I just have the feeling Ambassador Adelman will win, but by a very narrow margin.”
Percy said he made the decision to support the 36-year-old Adelman, now deputy U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, after getting administration agreement to a set of conditions he says will help move the arms control process forward.
If confirmed as the new director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Adelman will succeed Eugene V. Rostow, who was fired by
Reagan on Jan. 12.
Tsongas was interviewed shortly after Sen. John Chafee, R-R.I., one of a small group of undecided senators, announced he will vote for Adelman to end “confusion and chaos” in the agency and to enhance the chances for arms control progress.
“That’s disappointing,” said Tsongas. “The fact we lost Chafee is a bad sign ... We haven’t picked up any today.”
“I for one will not vote for a nominee who believes that arms control is a sham,” Tsongas said, adding that Adelman’s confirmation will further shake the credibility of U.S. arms control efforts among Europeans.
Supporters of the embattled nominee said they had the votes not only to gain confirmation by a narrow margin, but also to block any effort to kill the nomination by returning it to the Foreign Relations Committee.
An Associated Press survey showed they were close to making good on that claim.18th Annual HOMECOMING CELEBRATION Sunday, April 17th
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