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Budget / Government Shutdown / Dole #157867

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 16, 1995
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(Studio: John Cochran) Report introduced.

(White House: Jerry King) The continuing budget impasse between President Clinton and the Republican Congress featured. [Senators Tom DASCHLE, Bob DOLE, CLINTON, Representative John KASICH - offer views on the budget.] The key role of the conservative blue dog Republicans and a group of moderate bipartisan senators explained. [Senator John CHAFEE - talks compromise.] The coming partial government shutdown on Monday noted.

(Studio: John Cochran) Report introduced.

(Garfield, New Jersey: Bob Jamieson) Some people who could be affected by the shutdown examined; details given of some families' dependence on federally funded fuel assistance and the political debate over this specific issue. [In Garfield, New Jersey, widow Mary McCARTHY - comments.] [Representative Charles BASS, Senator Paul WELLSTONE - comment.]

(Studio: John Cochran) Interview held with Dole about what happens next. [DOLE - says we are waiting for the president to live up to his agreement to balance the budget; talks about the position of the House on the budget; wants to sit down with the president and Gingrich to hammer out a budget.]

Cochran, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
King, Jerry

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