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Budget / Government Shutdown / Politics of Reopening #162848

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 05, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) Decision by the Congressional Republicans to allow the government employees to go back to work again and get paid featured; programs that will not be funded and those that will be funded listed. [Representatives Tom DeLAY, Richard GEPHARDT, Newt GINGRICH - offer views on the agreement.] [Representative Robert LIVINGSTON - calls for President Clinton to commit to a balanced budget.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) The budget views of the president and the Congressional Democrats examined. [CLINTON - states his position on balancing the budget.] [Four Democratic CONGRESSMEN - oppose the Republicans' budget.] [Senator Daniel Patrick MOYNIHAN - calls for Social Security savings by correcting the consumer price index.] [GEPHARDT - opposes Social Security cuts.] The issue of a middle class tax cut mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The limitations on what the returning workers will be able to do because the resolution bans spending in many areas outlined; Justice Department and other examples cited. [Commerce Department WORKER, MAN - cite the restrictions.]

Cochran, John;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Lisa

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