Senate panel backs Reagan budget cutting

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The Senate Budget Committee voted billions of dollars in spending cuts Tuesday night, solidly endorsing President Reagan's plans to reduce the Size of government programs. The Republican-controlled committee proposed cuts of nearly $4 billion in fiscal 1982, and $6.4 billion more in reductions in fiscal 1983.

Committee chairman Pete Dominici told the group he wanted to finish committee action on the budget-cutting plans late Wednesday and produce more cuts than the the committee would have to cut more, since its staff believed the President had underestimated 1982 spe nding by perhaps $20 billion.

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