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Washington, Feb. 19--The White House whip crackled tonight over rebellious Democrats as the Administration sought to whip into line sufficient votes to defeat the embattled wage amendment to the $4,880,000,000 (B) works bill in the Senate tomorrow.

As drafted the amendment would compel the Government to pay prevailing wage rates on construction projects undertaken under the pending bill. The rates, however, would be frozen at the level existing when the program is initiated

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