Washington Sen. Slade Gorton failed Wednesday to win White House concessions
on legislative language aimed at bolstering congressional authority over
any activity that could lead to the breaching of federal dams in the Columbia-Snake
The rebuff came despite the fact that Gorton tried to tempt the administration
with a new bargaining chip.
Gorton’s office said he officially withdrew the language Wednesday night,
as well as a proposal to include $22 million in the bill …