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Foreign Aid vs. Domestic Needs #130912

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 24, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New Market, Virginia: Bill Greenwood) Controversy over government's program making surplus equipment available to foreign countries instead of making it available domestically featured; scenes shown from Sabine Parish, LA, which sought earth-moving equipment, which was given to Uruguay. [Deputy assistant secretary of State Robert WOLTHUSIS - defends plan.] [Representative Nick RAHALL - says United States should be served first.] Importance of federal hand-me-downs to towns like New Market, Virginia, cited. [Town manager Robert LOHR, street sweeper Jack ESTEP - say town saves tax dollars and needs street-sweeping machine.] Legislation noted introduced in Congress that would require that charity begin at home.

Greenwood, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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