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Contra Aid / House Vote #107908

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 11, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Ann Compton) Strategy of opponents of further Contra aid in anticipation of House vote on issue discussed; details given, scenes shown. Peace proposal of Costa Rican President Ricardo Arias mentioned. Lobbying of ntl. security advisor Frank Carlucci prior to vote beginning described. [Representatives Tony COELHO, Trent LOTT - debate proposed aid moratorium.] Pol. implications for President Reagan explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) White House concern for President's future aid requests discussed; scenes shown. [Senator Robert DOLE - assumes administration is considering other options if aid fails in Congress; doesn't consider sending United States troops an option.] Admin.'s public relations campaign for Contras noted made difficult by Iran arms scandal; former communications director Patrick J. Buchanan's attack on anti-aid Democrats recalled. [REAGAN - claims to have lost voice in response to reporter's question with regard to Representative Robert Michel's assessment of Contra aid issue.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Vote outcome said announced if completed during broadcast

Compton, Ann;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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