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Congress / Pay Raise / Washington, DC Housing Costs #120866

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 06, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) President Bush reported still supporting pay raise for members of Congress Report introduced.

(DC: Sheilah Kast) House of Representatives reported agreeing to vote on pay raise; scenes shown from House [Representatives Thomas TAUKE, Howard COBLE, John DINGELL - debate issue of voting on pay raise.] [Representative Jim WRIGHT - says there will be vote in House tomorrow.] Likely defeat of pay raise noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) History of Congress salaries reviewed. Report introduced.

(DC: John Martin) Costs facing Congressmen having to maintain second home in Washington, DC featured; details given, scenes shown. [Real estate broker Pat DIXSON - says Congressmen said they could not afford this house.] [Representative Michael PARKER - discusses housing costs.] [Son Adrian PARKER - comments.] [Congress wife Janis BERMAN - comments on Congressmen having to share "crummy house."] Housing situations of Senator Wyche Fowler and Representative Dick Armey detailed; scenes shown. Fate of Congress great, Dan. Webster, who voted for pay raise and lost his seat, recalled.

Kast, Sheilah;
Martin, John;
Jennings, Peter

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