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Crime Bill / Clinton #155401

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 17, 1994
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) President Clinton's quest to pick up enough votes to get his crime bill passed featured; the negotiations for changing votes outlined. [Representative John LEWIS, White House press secretary Dee Dee MYERS; last night, Representatives Newt GINGRICH, Bill RICHARDSON, Senator Joseph BIDEN - talk about the votes and the bill's direction.] Excerpt from the National Rifle Assn. ad featuring actor Charlton Heston shown. [Senator Barbara BOXER - criticizes the ad.]

(Washington: Jackie Judd) The opposition to the crime bill provisions on the assault weapons ban, the death penalty and the social programs examined. [Representative Lee HAMILTON, Charles RANGEL, Robert GOODLATTE - explain their reasons for opposition.] The bill's pork provision to fund a multimillion dollar criminal justice center at Lamar University at the request of Senator Jack Brooks reported. [August 11, Representative Henry HYDE - reacts to Brooks' move.]

Hume, Brit;
Judd, Jackie;
Sawyer, Forrest

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