WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady stepped up pressure on the Federal Reserve to supply cash for the budding recovery, telling reporters Thursday that tight money could choke off economic growth.

"I am pointing out the obvious fact that in the second half of 1991 the money supply receded and the economy slowed," Mr. Brady said. "An adequate supply of money" is essential to continued growth, he said. "It's the Fed's job, and they know how to do it."

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