Foreign Aid

President Bush may have to accept some unwanted domestic spending to win House approval of aid for former Soviet republics. House Majority Whip David E. Bonior (D-Mich.) is threatening to hold up action on the Administration's assistance package unless Bush signs off on a plan to pump $10 billion into a jobs-producing public-works program and a measure to provide a long-term extension of unemployment benefits. The White House wants the foreign assistance package passed before Russian President Boris Yeltsin visits Washington on June 16-17.

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