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The Michigan Daily-Friday, March 20, 1981-Page 3
Senate committee OKs cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The' Senate In all, Reagan wants $48.6 billion
Budget Committee,' doing President slashed from the fiscal 1982 budget he
Reagan's bidding with unusual dispat- inherited from Jimmy Carter.
ch, applied the final touches yesterday Congressional aides said the remaining
to $36.4 billion in spending cuts and savings could be found in other
Majority Leader Howard Baker Jr. legislation or in administrative actions
vowed floor action on the blueprint by that don't require statutory approval.
next weekend. EVEN BEFORE THE committee
Chairman Peter Domenici (R-N.M.) completed its work, Baker said the full
won a final committee vote of 20-0 on Senate would approve the spending
the overall package, which falls heavily guidelines by the end of next week. The
on social programs and actually trims Tennessee Republican said he would
$2.3 billion more than the president order an unusual Saturday session for
asked in the areas under the panel's March 28 if it proved necessary to meet
purview, his target.
A-V Serivces- A Question of Values; They call Me Names, 12:10 p.m.,
SPH Aud. II.
CFT- The Godfather, Part 11, 4,8 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
AAFC- Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, 7, 10:30 p.m.; Trash, 8:40 p.m.,
Alternative Action- Petrified Forest, 7 p.m.; The Big Sleep, 9 p.m., Nat.
Sci. Aud.
World Hunger- Continual Films, 7-11 p.m., Michigan Union.
Cinema Guild- My Brilliant Career, 7, 9:15 p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
Cinema II- Coal Miner's Daughter, 7, 9:15 p.m., Aud A Angell.
Gargoyle Films- Pigpen, 7,9:05 p.m., 100 Hutchins Hall.
Mediatrics- Singing in the Rain, 7, 9:15 p.m., MLB 4.
Guild House- Aelda Gamson, "Liberating Teaching Here and
Elsewhere," noon, 802 Monroe.
Natural Resources- Careers in Natural Resources, noon-1:30 p.m., 1024
S. & S.E. Asian Studies- Eleanor Mannikka, "Ankor Wat: Expression of
the Classical Khmer Weltanschauung," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
CRED- Chantal Dejou, "Le Developpement Agricole dans les Villages
Voltaiques sous l'Autorite des Amenagements des Valles des Voltas," 12:10
p.n., 340U Lorch Hall.
CREES- Richard Davies, "Should the U.S. Extend Economic Assistance
to Poland?" 3 p.m., 200 Lane Hal.
Natural Resources- Bert Cole, "Managing a State Agency Like a Private
Company, 3-5 p.m., 1040 Dana.
Religious Studies- John Lewis, "An Understanding of Biblical
Christianity from a Conservative Perspective," 4 p.m., 429 Mason.
Ann Arbor Democratic Party- Paul Courant, "Is the Property Tax Really
the Problem?"8 p.m., Ann Arbor Public Library.
Regents- 9 a.m., Administration Building.
Int'l Student Fellowship- Dinner, 6:30 p.m., 4100 Nixon Rd.
Chinese Bible Class- U. Reformed Church, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Huron ? Flet-
U. Lowbrow Astronomers- "Impractical Interpretations of Celestial
Motion," 7:30 p.m., 5006 Angell.
Yeats Festival- "The Player Queen," 3 p.m.; Discussion of "Deirdre,"
"The Man with the Flower in His Mouth," 4 p.m., Union Pendleton Room.
Canterbury Loft- "The Tinker's Wedding," 4 p.m., 332 S. State.
Studio Theatre- "These Cornfields," "The Man with the Flower in His
Mount," 4:10 p.m., Frieze Arena Theatre.
Canterbury Loft- "Deirdre," "The Man with the Flower in His Mouth," 8
p.m., 3321. State.
PTP, Dance- Dance Co. Spring Concert, "Works by Lucas Hoving," 8
p.m., Power Center.
Mirage Dance- Modern dance, live music, 8 p.m., 621 E. William.
Residential College- "The Well of the Saints,"8 p.m., East Quad RC And.
School of Music- Symphony Band, Wind Ensemble, 8 p.m., Hill Audi
Studio Theatre- "The Great Nebula in Orion," "Ikke, Ikke, Ikke, Nye,
Nye, Nye,"8 p.m., Frieze Arena Theatre.
Yeats Festival- "The Dreaming of the Bones," 10:30 p.m., Union Pen-
dleton Room.
Extension Service- Conference, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, &
Letters, 8 a.m., Rackham.
Bake Sale- for Tay-Sachs Foundation, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Fishbowl.
WCBN- Newsmagazine, 6p.m., 88.3 FM.
Hillel- Shabbat services, Orthodox minyan, 6:30 p.m.; Conservative
minyan, 6:45 p.m.; dinner, 7:45 p.m.; Oneg Shabbat, "Jewish Horror
Stories: A Consciousness-Lowering Experience," 9 p.m., 1429 Hill.
WCBN- The Salsa Show, 7-8 p.m., 88.3 FM.
Rec. Sports- Int'l Rec. Program, 7-10 p.m., Coliseum.
Int'l Center- Film, lecture, Ric Dougherty, "Denmark, The Fairytale
Land,"8 p.m, MLB 3.
Int'l. Folk Dance Club- All levels, 8 p.m.-midnight, CCRB Activities

Women's Career Fair- Reception for Letty Cottin Pogrebin, 8-10 p.m.,
Union Pendleton Room.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of;
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI., 48109.

The committee, conducting its review
of the federal budget in grueling, day-
and-night sessions for over four days,
kept close to Reagan's mark in calling
for multibillion-dollar cuts in welfare,,
jobless, food stamp and some Social
Security benefits.
It also backed the president's call to
abolish the $3.6 billion public service
jobs program next year and endorsed
his recommended revision of the
federal pay system, at a savings
estimated at $3.7 billion.
BUT IT BACKED away from a
recommendation to slow projected in-
creases in cost-of-living benefits for
Social Security recipients after Reagan
rejected the idea in a meeting in the
Technically, the committee was
voting on guidelines to require the other
committees of Congress to apportion
the spending cuts among the programs
they control.
But it was clear from the debate that
committee members felt they were
debating the fate of specific programs.
THE COMMITTEE voted even
deeper cuts than Reagan asked: an ad-
ditional $3 billion, by eliminating the
strategic petroleum reserve; $300
million in Medicare; $98 million by
merging community development and
urban development grant programs;
and $41 million by eliminating the sub-
sidized housing program.

The committee voted to restore some
of Reagan's cuts in these programs:
$653 million in programs for the han-
dicapped, elementary and secondary
education, and youth employment; $224
million for child and maternal
nutrition; $110 million for the Export-
Import Bank; $60 million for black
lung; and $25 million for Vietnam
veterans' health.
The committee's biggest departure
from the Reagan program came when
it called for requiring major refiners to
contribute oil to the Strategic
Petroleum Reserve. The government
would pay the firms 10 percent a year
for 11 years for the oil, as opposed to the
current system under which the gover-
nment purchases the oil directly from
producing nations.
IN GENERAL, the committee relied
on support of both Republicans and
Democrats to back the cuts Reagan
But on several occasions, the GOP
used its new majority in the Senate to
push through cuts in popular social
programs over the solid opposition of
Democratic efforts to restore some of
the reductions in Social Security, public
service jobs, government jobs, urban
aid and nutrition programs failed
narrowly in the four days of voting.

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