New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 19, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Jan Kotoylo, left, and Pat Elbels inspect one of the used cars from Bluebonnet Motors, Krueger Chevrolet, and Becker Motor Co. up for grabs at the Teen Connection Auction at the
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Civic Center Sunday. Local merchants and individuals also have donated many other items, including a 12-by-8 building, a satellite dish, paintings, antiques, jewelry and more.
Lawmakers seek fresh ideas to revive stalled budget talks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are searching for fresh ideas to revive budget talks aimed at stopping the government’s flood of red ink.
Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole, R-Kan., and Rep. William H. Gray III, D-Pa., the House Budget Committee chairman, both have indicated there still may be room for the House and Senate to work out a compromise version of fiscal 1986 budgets passed by each chamber.
Nonetheless, Dole says it is less than an even bet the effort will be successful.
The smoke has yet to clear from an acrimonious session Wednesday when the talks broke down after Senate negotiators rejected a House compromise offer as being too short on serious domestic spending cuts.
Senators also said the offer violated an agreement with President Reagan on military spending.
No time has been set for resumption of talks, but some legislators expressed hope work could resume next week.
“We can utilize this weekend to mellow some feelings,” said House Republican Leader Robert H. Michel of Illinois.
However, White House chief of staff Donald T. Regan fanned the embers Thursday with an angry, podium-thumping denunciation of Congress for failing to come to grips with cutting federal spending. He also said it would be “disgraceful” ifCongress broke off its budget talks.
“The federal government, the world’s largest economy, the strength of the free world, is about to go
into a new fiscal year without a budget,” Regan said rn an appearance before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “How ridiculous can you be9”
His voice rose as he said, “Did we not submit a budget9 We did. Where is it now?"
Pounding the podium, Regan shouted, “It has not been passed by the Congress. No budget has been passed by the Congress. Why not?"
Dole and other GOP senators shrugged off Regan’s remarks.
“I didn t write that speech," Dole said. “I’d have singled out the House" alone.
Some Republican senators said privately late Thursday there still was not a comprehensive effort under way to draft a Senate counteroffer.
Publicly, the senators kept up the pressure on the House to make additional spending cuts.
After the GOP senators met Thursday, Sen. John H Chafee, R-R.I., said, “We are not going along with what the House has proposed. We think those savings are phony. And it’s got to be very significant budget reductions before we’ll be satisfied.... The House has to do a lot more than they’ve done."
House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill Jr., D-Mass . said he hoped the Senate would return to the talks.
“We think it’s kind of childish to be walking out," O’Neill told reporters. “All it takes is the art of compromise."
Capitol Hill has too many employees, Conte says
WASHINGTON (AP) - Enough is enough, says Rep. Silvio Conte, claiming that Capitol Hill is awash with excess employees.
He says there are so many garage attendants he’s afraid he’ll run over one of them some morning on his way to work. The size of the congressional police force — 2.3 officers for each member of Congress — make hun feel like a hostage.
Elevator attendants operate elevators that already are automated, arid there are 72 doorkeepers — 30 more than when Conte first came to Washington in 1959.
"I have gone around and checked the House and Senate and there isn’t one additional door," Conte said Thursday while serving notice he intends to cut into the 31,000-member Capitol Hill work force.
The Massachusetts Republican’s remarks came as the House approved, 263-135, a money bill of more than $1 billion for congressional operations and support functions for
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fiscal year 1986. The measure was sent to the Senate.
Conte succeeded in persuading the House to trim IO garage attendants, through attrition. The savings would total about $230,000 Declaring the 64 garage attendants are “just too many,” Conte said, “I am concerned about those poor people. ... They must have terrible problems because they sit in those chairs all day long ..."
later, he said he feared he would run over a garage attendant driving his car into one of the underground lots.
Congress, however, rejected an amendment that would have trimmed roughly $107,000 in expenses for the elevator operators.
"These jobs are utterly useless," said Rep. Hank Brown, R-Colo., who has tried for three years to persuade his colleagues to get rid of operators rn the age of electronic elevators.
But Rep. Vie Fazio, D-Calif., prevailed with his argument that the operators are needed to run elevators
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WASHINGTON (AP) — With a gesture from a hospital balcony, a series of telephone calls to world leaders, announcements of forthcoming meetings and an impromptu poetry recital, the White House is signaling that President Reagan is rapidly resuming his duties.
The president could return to the White House as early as Saturday, one week after he underwent cancer surgery, presidential spokesman Larry Speakes said.
Reagan appeared publicly in person Thursday for the first time since he entered the hospital July 12, giving reporters an OK sign from his third-floor balcony at Bethesda Naval Hospital when they asked how he was feeling.
In other moves that accentuated the positive:
—Vice President George Bush, one day after paying his first visit to the convalescing president, made telephone calls to foreign leaders in which he was quoted by a spokesman as saying, "The best medical evidence is that the president will make a full recovery' and resume duties here at the White House next week."
—The White House announced that Reagan will meet in September with the new Soviet foreign minister, Eduard Shevardnadze, and an administration official said privately the president may also address the United Nations General Assembly in New York that month as he has in the past.
—White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan, addressing members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, predicted the president "will be full of vigor" after a three-week stay at his ranch in California beginning in mid-August
and “we will pursue a very active course this fall” in pursuit of Reagan’s tax overhaul plan.
—Speakes said Reagan attended to more business Thursday than on any day since his operation and would probably make a decision by the end of the week on a successor to Budget Director David A. Stockman, who is leaving one of the key positions in the administration to become a banker.
The White House spokesman continued to answer questions about Reagan’s likely release date by quoting doctors as saying it would be from seven to IO days after his operation. That would mean sometime from Saturday to Tuesday.
Reagan made a non-committal gesture from his balcony when reporters asked when he would be coming home. The first lady said, "As soon as they say its OK."
Since the White House has said that Reagan will meet with visiting Chinese President Li Xiannian on Tuesday morning, it appeared likely that he would return to the White House on Monday at the latest, barring a hitch in his recovery.
The president himself was quoted by his taff as saying, “I’m feeling great."
Mrs. Reagan said they both were in good spirits. Asked what the president looked forward to most, she replied, “Just being home.”
The president returned to a solid food diet Thursday for the first time in eight days, indicating that his digestive process was returning to normal.
smoothly and efficiently when congressmen are summoned from their offices to the House floor to vote within a specific period of time. Fazio shepharded the entire bill through the House,
The legislative money measure, covering fiscal 1986 which opens Get. I, totaled about $1.3 billion, including $447 million for House operations, about $321 million for joint congressional functions, and $526 million for related agencies such as the Library of Congress, the Copyright Royalty Tribunal and the Government Printing Office.
The measure included a provision prohibiting the Library of Congress from printing Playboy in Braille.
The action, 216-193, to slash $103,000 from the library’s account covering Braille translations came after Rep. Chalmers Wylie, R-Ohio, complained of articles portraying “wanton idleness and illicit sex" in Playboy.
Fazio said the measure freezes spending at fiscal 1985 levels.
Miller in line as budget director
WASHINGTON (AP) — James C. Miller III, a conservative economist who toned down the pro-consumer stance of the Federal Trade Commission, is in line to take over from David Stockman as President Reagan’s budget director, congressional and administration sources say.
Presidential spokesman Larry Speakes said he was sure White House chief of staff Donald T. Regan would talk with Reagan today about who should fill Stockman's job. a Cabinet level post, but that it was uncertain if a decision would be announced
At a briefing Thursday, Speakes denied that any decision had been made.
Congressional sources, speaking on condition they not be named, said the administration was spreading the word that Miller, who had worked at OMB in 1981, would be the nominee An administration source, also insisting on anonymity, said it appeared Miller was going to be
Regan said recently he wanted someone to take over the budget director’s job. or at least be chosen and able to begin work, before Stockman leaves Aug. I for a high-paying job with a Wall Street investment banking firm.
The new budget director takes over at a time when the administration's efforts to cut deeply into federal programs and reduce budget deficits are at a standstill.
Efforts to achieve a compromise between House and Senate budget writers collapsed Wednesday, and Regan told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday it appeared likely Congress would recess until after labor Day without deciding on a budget.
During his four years on the FTC, Miller moved to temper the aggressively pro-consumer approach taken under Michael Pertschuk, the chairman appointed by President Carter
Miller, outlining his philosophy last November, declared, “Our proper role is not to tell entrepreneurs how to run their businesses nor is it to impose our views on consumers in a fit of big brotherism Rather, it is to keep markets competitive and free of fraud and deception."
While at OMB previously, Miller helped drafted a Reagan executive order that gave the budget office authority to clear all new regulations before they are published in the Federal Register
The order helped make OMB one of the most powerful federal agencies
In 1981, Miller became head of the OMB’s office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and later he was executive director of the President's Task eforce on Regulator) Relief.
Miller also has worked for the Transportation Department, the Council of Economic Advisers and the Council on Wage and Price Stability.
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