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Weinberger on Deficit Panel

February 19, 1988|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Reagan today named his former defense secretary, Caspar W. Weinberger, and his former secretary of transportation, Drew Lewis, to the National Economic Commission, charged with seeking ways to reduce the federal budget deficit.

Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole and House Republican Leader Robert H. Michel also appointed members of the commission today. Dole chose Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.), ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, and Dean Kleckner, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Michel selected Rep. Bill Frenzel (R-Minn.), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, and Donald H. Rumsfeld, a former defense secretary.

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