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Budget / Government Shutdown / The Politics / An Analysis #157372

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 15, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) The political battle between the Republican Congress and President Clinton over the budget featured. [Representative Newt GINGRICH - wants a 7-year-plan budget plan.] [Senators Bob DOLE, Trent LOTT - criticize Clinton.] Excerpts shown from the Republicans' film clip of Clinton talking about balancing the budget. [Senator Tom DASCHLE - blames "Newt's nightmare."]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) White House announcement that Clinton plans to veto the Republican stopgap measure to keep the government going noted.

(White House: Brit Hume) The debate between the two sides over economic estimates on what it would take to balance the budget outlined; statistics cited. [October 19, CLINTON - sort of backs the Republican budget plan.] [White House press secretary Michael McCURRY - cites figures.] [Last night, Representative John KASICH - criticizes Clinton's figures.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with a Congressional affairs expert. [American Enterprise Institution Norman ORNSTEIN - says it is only a preliminary skirmish until the Republican Congress agrees on a reconciliation package; points out that Congress cannot override a presidential veto and it could turn into a no-win situation.]

Cochran, John;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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