The Nation

Congress passed and sent to the White House a $57.3-billion measure to fund the Department of Housing and Urban Development and 17 independent federal agencies for the current fiscal year. The measure is $7.1 billion above President Reagan's request but $3.1 billion below last year's spending level. The bill exceeded levels previously approved by the House and Senate, primarily because the compromise bill includes $4.2 billion for general revenue sharing and $900 million for the Superfund program. The House approved the measure 268 to 153; the Senate passed the bill on voice vote.

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