WASHINGTON -- Rep. Beryl Anthony yesterday lashed out at the Bush administration's plan to stimulate economic growth by creating family savings accounts and urged the President to modify the proposal so that it would not hurt demand for tax-exempt bonds.

The Arkansas Democrat's comments came during the first of four days of tax hearings being held by the House Ways and Means Committee that are designed to set lawmakers on a path toward drafting a major tax bill in 1992 that stimulates economic growth and cuts taxes for the middle class.

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