WATCHING WASHINGTON CUTTING OUTLAYS FOR ENERGY R&D

With Patrick Crow Economists at the Heritage Foundation have proposed that Congress phase out federal funding for energy research and development, reducing the budget deficit $6.9 billion during 5 years. Their proposal last week was part of Heritage's proposition to cut the deficit $800 billion. The deficit is expected to be more than $340 billion in fiscal 1993, which begins Oct. 1. Heritage rejected claims the only way to reduce the deficit is either to raise taxes or reduce social

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