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Reagan renews plea for El Salvador military aid

President Reagan said Saturday a ''rising tide of communism'' threatened to engulf El Salvador and move closer to the United States if Congress did not quickly approve more military aid for the Salvadorean government.

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Reagan's comments were the latest and strongest in his campaign to win quick congressional approval of $61.75 million in military aid to protect Salvadorean elections, and another $116.25 million later this year.

Reagan initially pressed Congress to approve $93 million for El Salvador before Sunday's election.

Last week, however, Reagan agreed to a plan by Senate Republican leaders reducing the request to $62 million in hopes of speeding congressional approval.

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D) of Hawaii will offer the compromise amendment during the debate on the Salvadorean aid bill Tuesday of Wednesday.

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