Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Clinton Joins Domenici's Senate Panel.

Byline: Michael Coleman Journal Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON Sen. Pete Domenici won't have to tangle with President Clinton on federal budget issues anymore, but he does have another high-powered Clinton to deal with.

Hillary Rodham Clinton the former first lady turned Democratic senator from New York is one of the new members on the Senate Budget Committee, which Domenici chairs.

The budget hawk from New Mexico said he and Clinton met Wednesday on Capitol Hill for about 15 minutes. Domenici said the talk was cordial, but the moderate Republican and liberal Democrat apparently agreed on little.

"We pretty much have started off with the idea that philosophically, it will be hard for us to agree on much," Domenici said. …

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