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Economy: Budget Impasse #125324

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Reaction of Republican White House to Congressional budget plans that shifted tax burden to the wealthy featured; scenes shown; details given of ongoing partisan battle over budget and taxes. Statement from White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater calling bill passed by House the "Rostenkowski tax bill" noted. [White House Chief of Staff John SUNUNU - criticizes tax increases in budget package.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Wooten) Senate debate over its version of budget bill examined; scenes shown from Senate; details given of arguments by Senator Steven Symms against leadership's compromise package. [Senators George MITCHELL, Robert DOLE - respond to Symms amendment.] [Senators William ROTH, Alfonse D'AMATO - comment on budget plans.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush said stating he would sign bill Friday to continue operations of government if budget agreement seemed near.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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