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Senate / Tobacco Bill / Asian Economy #180528

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 17, 1998
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Death of the tobacco bill in the Senate despite the long consideration of the popular legislation introduced.

(Washington: Linda Douglass) The reasons for the failure of the tobacco bill examined; anti-tobacco bill ads shown; details given of the amendments added to the bill. [Senator Don NICKLES, President CLINTON, Senator John McCAIN - speak about the bill.] [Former Minnesota Congressman Vin WEBER - says the public sees the bill as a tax grab.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(White House: Sam Donaldson) The reaction at the White House to the bill's defeat featured. [CLINTON - expresses disappointment over the Republicans' blocking of the legislation.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Douglass, Linda;
Gibson, Charles

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