ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 18, 1972
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(Studio) Congress prepares to adjourn, sends President a declaration of defiance.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Capitol Hill) President veto of water cleanup bill overridden in House Representative Wilbur Mills efforts to back veto fail. Congress rejects spending ceiling of $250 billion. [President assistant John EHRLICHMAN - urged Congress to sustain President veto and vote for fiscal responsibility.] [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - says tax increase will be due to Nixon's faulty handling of economy, not passage of water pollution control bill.] Congress gives President political ammunition. He can now blame Congress for overspending.
REPORTER: Bob Clark Artist: Carolyne Landon
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