ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 01, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Senator Gordon Humphrey's comment about Congress pay raise quoted. Report introduced.
(DC: Jim Wooten) Congress's plan to pass pay raise for Congressmen and other Washington, DC bureaucrats featured; details given of planned salary increase [HUMPHREY - opposes pay raise without vote in Senate and House of Representatives] Public opposition to raise noted. [Representative Thomas TAUKE - discusses issue and credibility.] Question sent to House members by Representative Jim Wright mentioned. [Senator Christopher DODD - opposes continuation of honoraria for Congressmen.] Issue of whether or not Congressmen will support pay raise on the record stated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Debate over pay raise issue noted. Report introduced.
(DC: Richard Threlkeld) Voters' reaction to proposed Congress pay raise reported; scenes shown. [In radio studio, MAN - says nobody wants them to get raise.] [On street, WOMAN - supports pay increase] Results of "Washington Post" poll on issue given. [On street, second WOMAN - says pay raise is out of question.] Defense of raise by Common Cause's Fred Wertheimer and opposition by Ralph Nader quoted.
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