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Public Papers

Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on the Federal Reserve System's Reduction of the Discount Rate


We welcome the news of the lower discount rate. It should be helpful in promoting growth in the economy in the months ahead. This move appears justified by the budget agreement and the general slowdown.