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Senate panel increases education-funds proposal

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Laurent Belsie / April 14, 1983


The Senate Budget Committee voted to sharply increase spending for education and job training. The committee voted to spend $27 billion for education and training in 1984, nearly 7 percent above President Reagan's proposals. Mr. Reagan wanted to spend for the President in the Republican-controlled committee, which is drafting an alternate budget. The major rejection came last week in the slicing of proposed growth in defense spending from 10 percent to 5 percent. But the committee has approved the entire Reagan request of $12.7 billion to carry out foreign-affairs functions.

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