Table: The New Congress

When it comes to hashing out a business agenda, it's Main St. vs. Corporate 
      BIG BUSINESS    
         FARM SUBSIDIES Agribusiness counts on Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, 
      longtime champion of farm interests, to repel GOP attacks on program.
         AFFIRMATIVE ACTION  Can live with antidiscrimination guidelines that may be 
      taken up by Judiciary Chair Orrin Hatch because they would protect corporations 
      from bias suits.
         TAXES Multinationals want liberalized tax rules for intracompany transfers 
      and ratification of tax treaties to boost sales overseas.
         EXPORT PROMOTION Hopes to preserve Commerce Dept. subsidies to market U.S. 
      products abroad. A key backer: Senate Appropriations Chair Mark Hatfield.
         FARM SUBSIDIES Favors eliminating subsidies, which House Majority Leader 
      Richard Armey assails as "welfare for the rich."
      AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Sees guidelines as a costly infringement of employers' 
      hiring prerogatives. The chief defender: Senator Phil Gramm.
         TAXES  Favors House Speaker Newt Gingrich's tax agenda, including 
      repeal of 1993 tax 
      hikes on some small companies.
         EXPORT PROMOTION Aims to kill off the subsidy program, arguing that 
      corporate beneficiaries--not taxpayers--should foot the bill.
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