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S6890 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD - SENATE May 28, 1993 .MORNING BUSINESS come taxes. Some companiese pay their Republicans is to keep the taxes down 1 r. U Mr. President, I now executives over 51 million a year in sal- on the wealthiest in our country. ask unanimous consent that the ho a ries-you see some of. these big.oor- I know many do not like' the Btu tax. period:for morning busines.in which porate' executives getting -5 million, I -do not much like it' myself; quite Senators are able to 2speak0 a year. I wonder how many million frankly. I cannot think of anybody The PRESZIDING OFFICER. Without hard-working Americans:know that the that would like a Btu tax. It will cause objection, It Is so-ordered. companies can deduct that froim their some real problems in specific areas., The PRESIDING OFFICE9. Does ay incomea~~~~~~~~~~~I want to pay them taxes if they eiv h oe hnye ilb I believe that some changes will be Senator seek rcognintion? 310 or $15 million a year. This bill says made in this body to deal.-with -those Mr';M jr.g. td .. NARR']3~ '~h'~ ' :'e if a company wants to pay an exeoutive problems with the Btu tax But I want The PRESIDING- OMFICER ( aver ' mlion E r a yep, -they usually to remind my fellow Senatorsi and- I L:.rIr L-&N.-The Ch-airreognivs s the will not be able to deduct that from think the restof the country, that'this Senato from Iowa [MHr HRM). -,;I a].:. thefr,traxes anylonger.: : ' - - : is almost like'deja vu all over again;. :: Mr: M· HARKI. Mr., President, I thank ,I Lay it-is abut time we do that;'' I:. 19'. President Carter sent a en: ·ht ma'~jority' leadi:'for: 'hisindugienoe -- Theeprovisilons;fraising thel rat to f ergy bill to the -Congress. This Senator · A -for givingme afew -minuts h 3 peroent-on thomakgmor than happened to be in the'ther bod- mothe lbefore he. adjourins the Senate for the: tO1,00,'a:yea.r.,'10 peroentsu-rtax .on, time,. -the House of.'-Repsnta.tive.- . : ;:-en:orial o.: i:.those m&kin.gover $5Q000. a·er' anr,_d' remember.that I resd .thit ve?'yii.are--: :..::-'"";:':,:' ' closing the loophole so thathe'ae;igh- , fully. I thoughti:t wasia go& d energy !. ':/ :, -:' I:. p':.'...:i':',: 'y · ld~;*pd,exezeutive- the :;ompanlescan- bill.'We worked on Itin the House; .it. Z./LBUDG ETRqONCI1At E TION' 7.::not ;deduot-- i :,that-I fro m their Income · pused :the House.virtually.intact,and. :tut·.;HiRi~n, M r. Yr xident,~ ~Mr. taxes.Thee L%6ovCisl ',wi-raise over It came tothe 8enate. and that *a~the lisening, t~ .· ,..Slit. billion to help reduAthe deficit,- end of t-it- got itdt- .... · : molstsl.....deIw rtnedito.lng.oi-.: d~~~t : 'm_~~~ntr,:m~~~,~b4·.~~~jr',t~~`b; fth:se ith i~en i ,, .. t..in ieI tin ....... .hatwht-Ilii*;4 think... . .ha -. i .... ;~:Zrit~-l , othUgrs 'r"e:,[id -tufghe 'Y:-. -i6 SS6. 00., -aoe/than 'are to pay Ii that the- e"forie-.that art.'"e.:- tm-. 1eoonoiisoo s.Udothers-. passed. idea theitMedlcare: pqr1l" ax · on., their -dortyleadon'! .. nbcb l that was selves: against:.t henergy:bfil .:tthat . night b the~]~eo.esntatiuve .: wholel-a', rather tha just.·on the time- ielly. tuck't,'h ei .. eads.in:'te tome of the .e lrtA.31,000. p.y '. -anted :to: ep6ndi-to- ,,on:, oftheiri ome-.an::d.Ie had..psed.thaergbi: t r " l.. _.staements,;I.-think -erroneos.u ta te · .lke.most A.merican doG .Most- h .we rd- would not be lmpo.ring'ncho. t~",iad'meof.te .miperbeo t :-orkin Anmerican -pay-al -year' lon aswe' are thiasyear.-About'.hal o- the-ge ' about the- otition of the bifll t -on-everydoll. theyj_~noo: pay )oil for the we use in this ounr is -it'Itrtd. wa pased by t heHoise of Re' i Medicarek ta ;-r11 tax/Now,'.I- l° nae, Over 50 bIllion' yearyare oi0ng ut- of'l tlvesamhlht:-. ... . - :" 'onl $00,000 . e..... ', yeal0 pay1Son this cauntry to plae litke' -audi: A- ; ,lP -of all,; Mr.-President, I m ver .15,0 .' , . - bia and Kunwait, 'dpil1...ike that. to happy -that the House passed the rec- ji*d clOs6dthai.'i& ole *'rrjses buy petrole2dipetrlp'ri'roducts. ,:0nolaton m "tllCanso i:t-set:s '. t anothe 29blint;ae .. :.bd t e d we If,;. .a.sed -that'.: energ'y bill htn we. : oo'n'try on ~her.ht ;.-,-:., ourse-i. . -.. ; < '.-.: would - have 'more 4_donservtionwe;-e - -for-almostS00 billion indeoit re'it u-.'i: _0Qrponatns: 'eing pvrer 510 mion would bave -more -alterUa:tj#, '.r': : tion, wrhich we desperat~ely'need '- after.~.· yeair w11 ha~tre'iae rateg -their such as solar,l-rindd geothermal, ad 12 yars o -aredit pcadoend jjegjp~s -: fom 34 *to'34pret.'Ta otherstoday.'We'would'bino !per9@ntI lipo.1nA ·'muCh of Ittwasted on.exesslve m rlses ano°her 316 mnlllin& yeaiThat lotless ol adusing mornatura gas .. ,tary:-spending and -hdgh-interest rates in not amom anid -pop corpoons the are, which-is doamescl- onthe burgeoning den-cit...,:.. . These are .oorporatI0ns tht earn over duced. --. j.eMr. ' Preident,~whie the Bt' tax'ha as':" 510 niillion '. year.So':thei~rrsates go up . But, nO we stiuklour;headsin-'the reoeived a.ulre shre of the debate, we' 1.fPeroat, _ : Vas-ad:i. ;1.· sand in lT197. Look. what :has happfene.. _ :s shold- -remember i ptt ' the tai'- pro'v'" -'? "' :" : ''-:".-.. ' today.- We ae usingmore energy .than mions which' only-affect those with .n- .Ifwehave thetti t thatWll ralse ,stil- before."All- ever -thatmoney-is comes ofover -511,000 'llrinse C -,twice lees than half the of abve~goingprOVIiofl, Out of' this' country every- y-jk as muah-money as tae Btu-tax d'oes.:- - -Y:F-' b;illion,: Tb.es. f _wrhatare will $50 billionI'o are leaving .this: oi.un:try. : ,8o o ,IWas.listening :.to\the minority ;.be raised or _:'s:_ro all :o:this 'pay for. imported_.oli, I.'say-th.t t; is leaderr, earler, todY speak -about thishs-. SW tax that I hear time that we quit stickini. eurheads in u :Hoferbil U:&big. bg, blgtax bill; He from the other side ofthe aiale, and we. the sad. This Bt tax is desined. to do kept repeotne it w a bigug, ig tax .- ead so r:much:abot.itfrom .the other threq thinsgs: Frst, start to'cut.,down .- ,' ,b":-..b :.[ /--. ;,i,;' ;:':::'. 'J.:body :·d:l~ :' last night and'from the minority on Imiported oil. / : . :''::::: __...: [: L,.?etu.s look at the moJor-ta' I- ,eader .thisinmorning, the-:tu tax. 'that ,.Second, -. start" jprduc41i.idi' 6io . to' .-iin.-a;nd-,ee -who: I paying this 'big,- .le;s.t nhaIiaf Of the.:taxprovsons our;tnergy. in tis'. ountty,: ul , .,n?' .- ,big lh:bgtxbill. I.would-say at the ot- thtWta.rri. frnol oi. _onyald gs, -; eratio ral coan' ad tge forms -f_ · :et '·~,wouLd' agree. with.:the distin-. byuprp omhyeopleIn - guished-minority leader thatit is ibig,, this oountry. ;', :, Thirdo -- edoee Mac :big, bita bill, but most ofit Is plabed'- r :: C 0eit: -ocmcu-s. ?me r.,-resl.nt, -- These ar all. objectives wh.ich I'L sup- 'on -thoie'with;blg; big, -.bigincomes. t"nBta that~the ovre~mpiaslg taxans port.. . ;-- - ~ · -, -~ 2: -1 There is a big.big. .big bill to makle ananiue,I simnply irtalkrng horse for .o. oI hope we-w.i not reieat-what we. -up-for the'hr ,blg,--sb. big .tax cutsfor the the realSenda.of somof my: friends -did In 17 and' sick our 'heads:.In 'the' "-wealthy,-that took place .under l~0.n&Id'. the Republn side of-thetsle, :Ad on sand again and Isa : ._ no, w-e~/casn., iReagra~?.; -.- =:.; :':'- :::.:-:.- :;- -- '; b :., T -thle.al gei~_ isto':txkeealth =~ · continuetue -'energy.lkeit.is'·jut - - Soo.ts ,ok loe at the' tax' portion of- downron-ti'ealtihiest in our. country. water.'r think.lit-s Pime wrecogni· e theblill. ,'!ose individuals 'mking over They-:: want to .-continue- what Ronald that we have to cut down o" .ou..prof- $115,000a yer, :a4 thee who are joint R'eagan i.d -in 1981. '.Those 'making big ligate use of imported oi'l.Inthis. coun- lers making over 140,000 a year.will; bucksare not ayLn their fairshare' try. : r . - -' ' py a .Jher 36. percept rat,. It goes. Hard-working Americat kep paying We have to'take- ' lok'at-the whole :fronm .,peren t'to-36,;peroent-i'Before. the taxes, ' k,-.-: tax package and not Just-focusf'n the- M_!';before the bi Rea.gan tax breaks ao-wheniever I herAll of thi talk _ -- Et.: tax A fmiiBna;k4000: :I for'r~tho~i*eaithjr · those ratei~·;e o , p :wen thetci~ boubtb is'-an year wip-,t y aM W powteirae - 0o&und TQor -e per :70 :percet. _8.0 the ratesare -only going . . it'sto.ough, biut:i't .is'.o ;ilyfgof 'what- h int ,ltax.ese ve,rjage: ail: - h:alfway bik to .?where we'wer: priorfto _waiseffr ipetowita9on. with &a.,000:aye.e. income .will'p'iay iJnmd the - alklisIn'4rart a stalking around *20§a'nontlibi r Ii tixed" ' 'Ths" a :=.-g·.tover -2.O,00O i~year/, hors :rdl.:thete.d. , .: t;ate at :: Some- ve taid--ta",t: '-:bll,;. . iing.. will pazu'o-peroen Vsurrtax on thiriim, a aendi&"r-bhe mmi'rityoltlder h. :-to hurt.the-'monimnd ,pop siiim-l budi- May 28, 1993 CC NGRESSIONAL RECORD--SENATE S6891 nesses because of the 38percent tax ergy, like natural gas, it was about 26 Senator from Minnesota [Mr. DUREN- rate-mon and pop small busineses, cents per million Btu's. BsRGER]. such as sole proprietorships. Well, the The House of Representatives out Mr. DURENBERGER. I thank the fact is that the rate only applies If that that increase on petroleum products Chair. mom and pop as a family, makes more for farmers So rather than being taxed I(The remarks of Mr. DUREBKRaOER than 140.000 a year. at 60 oents-per million Btu's farmers pertaining to the introduction of S. Mr. President, I must tell you that are only taxed at a 21 oents per million 1069 are located the mom and pop businesses that dot Btu tax rate for their farm fuel. And, I under "Statements in today's R'ooRD on Introduced Bills the main streets of our small towns believe that .'there will be additional and Joint Resolutions.") and communities In Iowa are not mak- changes that will benefit agriculture in Mr. DURENBDERRI. Madam Presi- ing $140,000 a year. They are lucky ifr the final version of the bill. dent, I suggest the absence of a quo- they make $30,000 a year. They are in I want to mention that,. yesterday, rum. those stores from early morning until the Foodand Agricultural Policy Re- The PRESIDING OFFICER. The ab- late at -night, 'working hard, serving search Institute-a joint undertaking senoe of a quorum has been suggested. the people. They are not 'making by Iowa State University and the Unl- The clerk will call the roll. -140,000 a year. Anybody that says in- versity of Misourl-did a study'and re- ·The legislative clerk prbeed: to creasing the .tax rate is going to hurt leased It yesterday. They said that, re- call the roll. most small business owners obviously ' garding the impact in agriculture -on Mr. SIMPSON.' Madam President,' I has not read the bill or, again, they are midwest farmers, the increased oosts ask unanimous consent that the order trying to put up a smoke screen for an- they would pay on the Btu tax would to for the quorum call be rescinded. other agenda, the- agenda-of keeping a sgnificant degree -be ofbet'by' the The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without taxes as low as possible on the wealthi- -lower intereestratee that will oome objection, It is so ordered. - -' est in our'oountry... about, because we. are 'reducing the def- Mr. President, the reconciliation bill ioit. - is about remeyVing what' some called Farmers want lore interest rates, TRIBUT TO i0c E KIuNY the'rlverboat tnble taken- in 18l I and this bill s' going .to give .irmers did not-oall 'it-that..-Senator Harold those low interest rates that they need. Mr. SIMPSON. Madm Preeldent, I Baker,:I bellive. called it that' t the Mr. President, now is not the time to rise to py a belated tribute to an indi- timei' a rlverboat- gamble. Ronald repeat what we' did -in 17..and stick vidual who contributed a great deal to Reatan said we 'could out taxes and he our heads in the sand one more time on the better funotioning of the U.S. Sen- -was mainly interested in the wealthi- energy. Now is not the time to take an- ate for 19' year am -refetpzin to est,inorease military spending; and out other rlverbot 'gamble like we did in Charles .glnney-.whomm met-when I the deficit at the same time.- That was 1981 and say we can: continue to let the first came hereho on May 14 left the, the riverboat gamble. i Senate to.-pursue - career lith a Wash- wealthy .our ountry get by without in quite frankly, think it was more paying their fair share'of tuxes and we ingtonlaw firm. -Charles is &remark- able man who always dealt-fairly; and closely- in lUne ,wth fraud than gam- oan oontinue to run the deficit up.- bling. It. led to a quadrupling of the -.Now is the time to think- about our honestly with those of-us on this side' : ederal debt and the largest deficit in children'and to think-about the'future · of the aisle. I trusted Whim His knowl- history. After years of smoke and mir- we are going to leave them. Now Is not edge of 'the Senate'and Senate prooe- ror, after -years- of borrowing. and the time for amoke-and-;mrror pro- -dure is Immense. Never- once,' inoe I spending, after years of aoting like we grams like Gramm-Rudman that sound have known him, have I ever heard -any can oontinue to import oil like there Is very good-oh, they sounded great, but member say that Charles -s-anything no tomorrow, now we have an honest with' all thisr fluff and talk' about less than cooperative and-helpfulnot plan to cut the deficit.' to. make the ·Gramm-Rudman reductions, the deficit only to the Demoorats but to the' Re- publicans, a well. wealthlest-in our society pay just their -'Just kept going up all the time. - - '' -- - Charles began his work ln the- demo- tshare..· . - No, Mr. President. Now is the time to cratio 'loakroom in 1974. He continued .- i: -'ganIrepeat that the top rate, make tough cholese;:tmake the'hard will prior.to-the Ronald Reagan tax out, decisions, to do what we came here to to work'lawthe :Senate while-studying for his ln '-degree; like was:up to 70 percent. This bill only do, and that tis to -et this country Senator BYan, who- took ahis- mentor, brings it back up to 36 peroent, up to right, reduce the deficit, out down on while he served-'in- law degree almost 40 peroent with the surtax on our energy 'dependanoe, and provide a know the breadth Congress,-'and we thoset making more' than 325,000, a bit better future for our children. Of his intelloot'and brlll.ance. , ver-half of what it was before then. -: -'Yes, there are tough- choloes No plan - ILter Mr. President, -it is a good plan. is perfect. This plan is not perfect. But member Charles floor apointed to be a of the was staff Agln- some changes have to be made.. we have tried 12'years of trickle-down to the' polloy committee and oounsel There re' some specifio Industries that- eoonomioo, and It ha:.been adiiaster B.aD -was -majority. leaaer.: Senator when are hurt more by the Btu tax-including for this country. - ' He also - ' : served as chief judiciary committee ad- agriculture. These adjustments have to 'President Clinton's, plan contains 'be made, as we always make them. But. some medicine that does not taste very viser to Senator BYaD. - - He.: oonsistently-: demonstrated:' the if we take decisive aotion, low interest good, but it-is. time that we take the highest levels of professonalism rates will more than offset the costs medicine ao-that our chldrein will. not work as.chief floor counseL' I am-in -his' that many people and businesses will' have to take medicine that is far more lutely confident that abso- he wlll oontinlhi' bitter. - - - Mr.;.Presldent, I represent a -farm Mr. .President, I anxiously, await, his remarkable work in the new- chal- State. i am proud to represent that when we come back after our Memorial lenges he fares in the private sector. State, and I am proud of.our farmers.- Day recess, to take up the President's He whom missed a great deal.by'all of will be There has-been a lot of talk that this -reconciliation bill. and' have -this .de- us he has helped on the floor of Btu tax is really going to hurt farmers bate. I-think onoe the American people this Senate- for',many of -thes past year-nght 'sessions,.-'early morning Well, as origlnally designed, it would understand forthrightly and fully what sessions, always:'working have done so.' ' - - -to put to- we have set-before them, I believe they - One of the key part -of the plan was are ready to make this tough decision getherhelp' reolve consent agreement or to a unnimous that petroleum produots were taxed at and say, yes, we truly have to get a dLfficult situation, the a 'higher rate,--sa. than, natural -gas deficit down. It may hurCtbut we have with that remarkable sense of balance. which:is produoed more. in this 4ooun-: -to'do It for the future' df our ohildren.' So I ,am pleased to join the mijority -try.The tax per million Btu's on petro- 'Mr. President,-I yield'the-floor. i leader, the Republican' leder,' and oth- leumn products was about 60 -Oente per, M era of my colleagues 'who have taken -The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mrh- the' opportunity to 'wish the 'best of mllllon:Btu's. On ,other forms of en- MURRAy). The Chair recognires-thes luck and express.'a sinoer gratitude ' to , : ' - :. 86892 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD-SENATE May 28, 1993 a person who ha contributed so much evocative piece in the Washington Post At least, when President Bush pro-; to this Institution. describing Winston Churchlll'. reao- posed earmarkng taxpayer funds for . He leaves a significant mark here, a tion to the Pearl Harbor ssualt-he such purpose, he displayed an wae- very .positive one. I, really wish him understood that event, although tragic ness that-taxes ould only reduce the well-he -aa splendid, splendid young in the near term, meant the entry of deficit if they were not spent..Thus, he man--nd his mily, also. · the United States into the World War, a proposed 'mechanism for keeping Lensuring -_________ the eventual defeat of Htler them from being spent. - - - and the survival of Great Britain Pam- If President Clinton proposed any CONFIMATION OF PAMELA HAR- el Harriman -has shared many fine new changes in :Federil revenues or RIMAN AB ABASSADO TO 'works with us describing-the life and Federal expenditure specifically, in FRANCE - thoughts of Winston -Churchl. It- IS conjunction with this deficit-reductiona Mr. SIMPSON. Madam President, I not surprising tbat In recentyears she trust fund, I am not aware of it..I-think would like to take this opportunity to has ben drawn to support others who It is fair to ay. that.the effeotiveness- remark on the-oonfIrmatlon of Panmela excel fn publio lMfe. or lack thereof of the President's defi- Harriman as Amlbassdor- to. Frano, My. wife Ann and'I have'the highest cit reduction plan will :not be altered Unfortunately, I was unable to ome to . regard forthis splendid woman... one penny by the creation of this trust the floor to speak in favor of the noml-- "Again, I compend the .President for fund. If the creatlon of a special. trust nation .-when ..Pamela Harriman was this fine appolntment::ad the 'Senate fund.will reduce' 'our Federal deficitS itI onsidered, andwould now. like to con- for conAlrmng her.'.-'- : : -- · ll be a true revolution In thearenas. gratulate the President on thin ap- Mr. SIMPSON. 'Madm -President, of tnanoe. .' : polatmont, -uand -o to ngra wtehat i 'the sdtution with -regard to - Personally, I know that my.iwls'Ann M H.rrman hersel r the nfloor - : nd .I-would 10ve'-to uase this deifor. -The relationship between our Nation'.- :-The PRE8IDING OFFiCR We 'are our own per nalfn . bt.' - I u-: and Fr" will be mell served by this eonductlngS'morni .buines' '-t:' t:e pect the words, 4ia4 '4oi"t'thl' rem Woman. -LUk:e o;mamny present time. -- . home gght we aty . l . : otherm. hate:-been .-ifort0 ate to-hve M:?Mr. IdPSOIs there:t time limit? . 'Don'ttrY:this'at home"s .isw twe been the benefdlcry of-tas dllightful . T t'PRESIDINaOFFIMCR; ee sn- -,shoulddo to test thingsird ihire e lady-Jnda and generousness and - to'm- a -isL ::for -i id- -c&0se,if 7oiur saiai does o0tchagiEat *groc1 es. She · ha :been to -me 'a -amount of time. "'y- -.. r, - homer and 'toU xpi n ulre-do- not wonderful mad upportve friend at :Mr. SIMPSON.-I i lllust. ke a few hange t -athome,; -yoq :l beI hird time when, -I oan Jss you, .I -eeded more minute, Madamn Pre .lent,': pessd to--eduoe-ou 'ptroal debto s-:ome frlend.-she Will -ace -our: E. -. -. ::' -' :' by -allingeome *f yor'mnonera de'bt- .bai nranoe with nery, skilld - - -- - -reduction trun-st: ; .slf,: ':: - . :- -eleganoe, notOc..mention a:.ealthy .OPOEi.'- '? E:D* -adaznPreddent ,-i f - do-eta eome does of gooi common sense -. * DFICT-RUC IlONPL.AIC' -:ofithe money aside-e desgs e' it'as - am partIcularly- pleatd with- this ;;-Mr. -8blPON adam' Presdent.- :I a deficit' eduotiontrust':d 'ad- this appointment- beoae -Frane deserves -wish to spack in reference to the Prod- indues yiou tosped -iees':money;. then. our verybest, And that Ja Pamela Bar- dent's proposed deflit reduotion trust oertatlr-you;wll :hieve ygour 4esired -rlmn Fr anoe msour Ully before-we f-nL In' view -of -the reoent actlon ends:-But that -ls:he'ke,'s it ot . t had even become.1 n.atio.--.Indeed, -taken by'-the ?ooue-to- appove- -the :Sure You-haYeto -4uty our-own 'pend- Frans -helped us to beoome. on.- Our: Presdent's tax plan;lit-As .worth, eam- -ingrto Maoff.your -debt4 t'is true-fr- oountries have been..on a parallel Ining- whether 'such a trust -und wll government-asr it. Is -:for :indivldual.: oourse evenr sinoe, tied tightly .o- truly -ensure that these new taxes are Remember,;-we can::till blme Presi- --gether. Both-of our repbli-were ore' used:ordeficit reduction only.::.: :" '.:; dent -. agan.:Preldent, Bush,;:--the ated through revolution ln the-:la'te- ..Madm: President.-. my i:colleagues" Democratc Congrsesswhoever: you 18th oentuty. :We have fought .,two have already/,reminded usof how the want-bUt we-are headed.into the: bow-. world was as allies. In short, them.re Democrstlo Partiy reated when Presi- -woWS: - .. ~- few bilateral relationshlps In the world dent Bush suggested a deilit reduction IfH·llarl' Clnton-alnd'- I 'glve 'er with a much to bind thm as ours with checkoff option for -taxpayer. Senator igh redt-.-an:- imprsvev:person in- h· Fr'ince It Is. & relationship that. de- BOBs Mr of New ampshire tried to government-If we -do nothing in that serves to' be tended irell and I am advance that proposl .on the. floor of area it is'golngto oostus another S700 pleased: tt billion in 6 years-And we -will have .to the -President .has dem the 8enate, end was ridiouled for his ef- ontrated his commitment to it with fort. -- -: :: do something. Right nowtis Isstue f - :-- this Afnelpointot. .. . - - health care is ooting us,-at the end of will try.not to-dlocum the Presi- :i she' 1 d' <lo We know of -er blo- -dent's suggestion In the .. ame tone -of s thi year, 1900-bilion. . :: -.- -rap al background. And now she re-' voioe in which mycolleagues on the While-:we talk aboit-'m ound :__ssdn turns to th 'city .n which she rtudted- other side responded to President Bush with 320 mllion here, 80 million:there;' at tse .orbonle Paris many-yeas in the big .bucks are just-:suckig-US last year. I debated this IssUo on. the up. .agoo. - -~ Eptitlement. programs have gone-w .-- .'- - - - _. i4 fioor at that-time and I remember how ' .4 -Preidentbeing percent.:-We -ought-.to :be -commending' -- Her- p-bli servioe began. with ex- I felt,- lstenlg- to -our traordlarY triaL, working at the mmn-: mocked-it was as though uarcasmn and .people like BAXuNum' P and : DoM- Istry of upply and..with-women's Vol-, derision- dripped from :the words -of :.for their stirengthening ofz.nmeric untary Aservoes in London during the Democratic Senators I half expected -Bepdrt. We -ought to :be, commendWl war years of 19; d 1042 She spent to hear speakers begin to recite "For- JACK- DANFORTH and DAVU BOREN be- mt of tthe:war serving as assietant. glve them, Lord,-they know not what caurse' they are-tbhe only ones talking ecretary of.tbe Churchill Cltub in Lon- they- do" as they. shook. thelr heads in. about how to save this country from don, .. n orgnzatn of Amerian and a !adness at-the, folly; of-the .poor, old, absolute: fiesal inanity.- And that is do Canadiman srvioemen and offlcers , -- wandering Repubicans - - something -wth.the -entltiements pro- - · :. ,rlIma4 hesabated _her. exoep- 'So I-wll -try not-nd I juetdid--to grama. .. . . -. . - tional Insights and -grp -of history resortto sarcasm and mockery in my Why call them that? Call them whlat with -s -in ma.y important -publlca-. '-emark. But Ilremembe that- the- was they ae-ocil ecurity,. :Medicare. tion-'i-inoluding: '"Or-Moscow Blind-. elementand the essence of the-remarks. .and M'dl .cId.Andthey are. sukin Us er".ln a.1S92 iditlon of the Washington at thattime. - '- .: . - who:are at- up. So,;I-oomxmen.Lthoee i -. Post,-and thprWslent: 'Turkey D-:. ,Madam -President,; there:-i: taaj-eat .- temptingto meet' th''e dent's pro- serv sr Plityr: -Attention"-printed 4-dt temptation-to note the irony ad even- pooais but there--i only"-one kway to the New.YorkTl mes In lBOn.Deoem- -humor in our, Preildent's proposing a reach them and that is tdo-something -bor 7,-l19- t: . anierasry:of the- deficit reducion: :truat' :0th . fnd some with thoes ',rogAm :A-dett.-redu 'PlSol NWb aa4crk, shebo pubhed .- sa-.: week.o. ' t-on trust-fund-willnot get' . therfe. It May~ 1993 28, CONGRESSIONAL RECORD-SENATE S 6893 will not reduce the deficit. If we do not I am particularly disturbed by the in- But- that is the Senate. I respect actually need to enforce spending cuts formation about how Attorney General GEOROE MrrCH.LL, and I respect BOB to reduce the deficit and could do it Janet Reno was apparently bypassed. DOL. I respect my assistant leader, simply by saying certain of our money All Americans were relieved to hear, at WENDELL FORD. I-enjoy working with is in a trust fund. I do hope someone in her conflrmation hearings, Janet them all. I wish them. all a good recess, this Chamber will assist me in applying Reno's assurances to Congress that the as well as the occupant of the Chair. this splendid idea to my own tattered Justice Department would not. be po- Madam President, I suggest the ab- personal finanoe. I suspect there are liticied. I believe her. I really do be- sence of a quorum. millions of Americans who are iml- lieve her. I believed her then. I believe The PRESIDING OFFICER. The larly eager to exploit this remarkable her now. This is an extraordinary pub- clerk will call the roll.' · new method of deficit reduction as; l servant. I have come to know her, The assistant' legislative clerk pro- well, even though It does not look like and I hope I will have many more op- ceeded to call the roll. the old cookie Jar. portunities to come to Iknow her bet- Mr. MITCHELL Madam President, I ter. · ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. THEE WHITE HOUSE TRAVEi-,' - She stands tall in more ways than one. And when she said to us, "The " The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without Fbuck. stops here.," that la shocking objection, it is so ordered. Mr. SIMPSON. Finally-I appreciate statement for this city where,'A-if you the courtesy from the Chair-I Just want to have a friend, you better buy a want to speak etry briefly, 3 minutes, dog.. ... - RENEWAL OF. 'CHINA'S M08T-FA- so we may repair to our homes and our. The administration was.'most happy VORED-NATION -TRADING' STA- constituents 'at town meetings and let for her visibility:t that the:time. in TUSJ : them rain their remarkable copi- that vital role. o it is curious a Cabi- ·'.Mf.'SIMPSON, Mr. President, I rise 'mentary upon us.durlDE the re.oe.: net Member of the highest integrity- to -express my strong -support for the Tht· s d,- .ike town mee inga. such as Attorney General-Reno w0ould President's decaislon to renew China's They, have .ton .all the hair off my .lesh habe ya h - most-favored-nation 'trading status. I head head. I amn t111 goingbo but i aim still but ;back for habve hbeen knew thatwereunless the p'er-' am pleased to see'that-President Clin- roig for petrators bypaed bare 'she informed; - mo'e,-"'w,.~. on-the controvery · minttoee. k -. ton has- -adopted President' Bush's would blow -wtospeak on the controversywhole bizarre affaithe -whistle on the thoughtful approach for another year- Involving the White House travel of- holebizarre afair diredting the course of change by main- floe; Some days ago, in an article in There are many questiops that are 'taiing a dialog and keepingthe lines* the Washington Post, there were dif still n red about this travel tav-- of communication open as ,we attempt turbing revelations .about how Ithe esty.but American deserveto know to provide positive reinforcement for White House had been operating in -the truth. Ijoin- with our leader in his reform-'in the People's Republic of that arena. If this story islccurate, it" call for a.congresslonal hearing on.the China.- seems that White House staff bypased. controversy. I know SenatorBnEN, as I do believe that each of us is very Attorney-General Janet Reno and in- my chalrman of the Judiciary Comint-- deeply- concerned about the 'known stead invited the" FBI Director of Pub- tee, will give that his every attention. human rights violations that exist in lic Affairs to the White House.. But I can certainly say I th'ik the the People's Republic of Chini'We are After this meeting, the' FBI officer is-' President is being-ill-served by some.' also gravely concerned about China's, sued guidance to the Bureau's press of- This is obviously gratuitous' advice transfer of sensitive missile and nu- flcers in the production of a statement from me as a 'Member of the other clear weapons technology and many that the FBI had "sufficient informa-' -party, but I do not want to see him fail. Members have expressed additional res- tionl to determine that addltional I think Mack McLarty., his Chlef of. ervations about other critically Impor- ·criminal investigation is warranted" of. Staff, Is a splendid man,an4d'I think he. tant matters. ' the' Whit6e'House travel' office. This is doing his best. But I think they are :These concerns.are' -very real, and I statement, .I must remind -my col- still in a campaign mode up- there, The -would be;deeply:disturbed if the admin- leagues,- wa part of the evidence cited sooner they get out- f the campaign istration were not taking steps to deal by the White House in Its justification: mode-and decide it is governing time, I with them In a most aggressive and ap- of the dismissal of the entire travel of- think, the sooner we will make some propriate mainner. I do believe that our *,floestaff. real progress. Turn the campaign folks responsibilities -are.best met when we Based on what we know to date, it is loose, turn the night-tracking poll peo- use.the appropriate nonconfrontational not conclusive' that these White House plq loose. Let them .go. Let 'them go tools to deal with the problems of staffers were attempting to politicize rest for a while so the poor President human rights, arms proliferation, and the' FBIs procedures. However it is, I does not have to-get up every morning the trade defltit.- think, indicative of a disturbing series and take the night tracking poll and go My decision to support most-favored- of consequences and coincidences It is tell people what he thinks they want to nation status comes down to one'very colicidental that, after a visit to the hear. That nearly killed George Bush-- simple .concern: How would we main- White House, the FBI issued a state- It did. - ' - taln or increase our influence, and dia-. ment' saying that additional criminal Once you get into that' mode' as- log with China-r country representing investigation is warranted. President of the United States, polling one-fifth of the world's population-if 'Also coincidental' is the fact that, 'the people of America every night and we were to rwithdraw a trade status White House counsel William Kennedy. thinking that you are giving them which we give' to 162 other countries on requested an FBI investigation of the what they want, -you will fall. And I the face of the Earth? What do we gain ,White House travel bureau 3 days after have seen ltoccur. from cutting off our nose to spite our the President's friend Harry-Thomason It is time to govern, time to do the face? Slamming the door on. China oomplained to the White House about hard decisions. We all know what, we would also -be slamming the door on not having a piece of the White House have-to do-all of us, Democrat and Re- ourselves.-- travel business. pblican alike. So I hope we will be If we are going to deal with the.glob- Before that, a 3-month-old memo aboutthat. al issues of the day, such as the envi- from the President's 25-year-old cousin' I hope we willbe about that. I hope ronment and nuclear and conventional suggested she be placed in charge of that these things will come to pas in arms proliferation,.-we must include In the travel office's operation. Only after weeks to come and that our leader will those discussions-the .People's Republic . .this memo, colncidntally, did an FBI continue to work with Senator Mrrcu- of China. Without includlng the most- nvestigation.of ..travel office proce- ELL. as they do remarkably to do the populous nation on the-:Earth, ;nany.of dures commence. .. Senate's work, even though- they both, these critical international problems Aga that -is )the chronology re- indeed; represent- highly partisan posi- simply': cannot be--. effectively, dealt ported by the Washington Post. " tions. with. It ls as basic and simple as that.