Senate subcommittee cuts spending for housing, other programs

June 09, 1998
A Senate subcommittee voted Tuesday to trim President Clinton's planned spending for housing and toxic waste cleanups, signaling election-year spending clashes ahead.
     In February, the administration proposed cutting housing for the elderly by $524 million to pay for a new program that would give rental housing vouchers to many welfare recipients and homeless, elderly and disabled people. The committee ignored the idea. "You shouldn't have to take your walker and hit the streets with your voucher," said Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland.