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Nicaragua / United States Military Aid #101533

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 20, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) House defeat of President Reagan's request for military aid for Nicarguan guerrillas outlined.

(DC: Charles Gibson) House debate and vote reviewed. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - fears Reagan's policy will bring death to nation's youth.] [Vice President George BUSH - lobbies.] [O'NEILL, Representative Robert MICHEL - debate issue.] Final vote outlined on screen. [Representative Thomas FOLEY - believes White House communciations director Patrick Buchanan's rhetoric against House Democrats hurt President] [Representative David BONIOR - believes all have lost.]

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President's reaction to defeat described. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - reads Reagan's statement; defs. administration's lobbying tactics.] [BUCHANAN - attacks Congress's alleged indifference to commission's presence on north American continent.] [Senator Robert DOLE - predicts Senator victory for President]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Rebel leader Arturo CRUZ - reacts to House vote.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Donaldson, Sam;
Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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