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Congress / The Opening #156603

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 03, 1995
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's opening of the 104th Congress to be led by the now-powerful Representative Newt Gingrich previewed; scenes shown from on board Gingrich's flight. [GINGRICH - shows the Republicans' Contract with America.] [On the plane, GINGRICH - says the country wants change.] [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - calls for book income ceiling.]

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) The legislative goals of the Senate Republicans examined; scenes shown of Republicans' rehearsing for their political takeover. [New Representative Dick MARTINI, Senators Don NICKLES, Tom DASCHLE, Representative Neil ABERCROMBIE - talk politics.]

(Washington: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) President Clinton, politics and Republicans in Congress featured; details given of Clinton's position on taxes and spending, welfare and the line item veto. [After hunting, CLINTON - shows off his ducks.] President George Bush's ability to sustain his vetoes recalled.

Cochran, John;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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