WASHINGTON - The House leadership was considering legislation yesterday that would firm up Democratic support for the budget package by locking in the House's funding cut for the Superconducting Super Collider as well as $10 billion worth of other appropriations cuts.

As the $496 billion deficit reduction plan neared a final vote in the House yesterday evening, Speaker Thomas Foley, D-Wash., endorsed the idea of drafting a spending recission bill that would safeguard the House's decision last month to close out funding for the $11 billion Texas nuclear physics project.

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