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MITCHELL VOWS TAX FIGHT IN SENATE

By The Associated Press / October 3, 1989



WASHINGTON

Democratic leaders claim they have the votes in the Senate to kill President Bush's capital-gains tax cut but concede a watered-down version may get through Congress this year. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (D) of Maine said Sunday the Senate will not enact the version of the capital-gains tax cut passed last week by the House.

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Meanwhile, House Speaker Thomas Foley (D) of Washington predicted Sunday that the House probably will vote this week to repeal the Medicare catastrophic health-care coverage it enacted last year.