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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 03, 1968
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(Studio) Report on Congress
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Congress leadership on both sides feel quorum can be held for 6 weeks All 435 House seats at stake. 34 Senator seats open; 10 occupants retired or defeated in primaries. If House can clear 5 appropriations bills, farm bill and omnibus education bill in 5 weeks, its work may be done. Senator faces appropriations bills, gun bill and Supreme Court nominations of Abe Fortas and Homer Thornberry. Senator Mike Mansfield suggests House could go home after appropriations agreed on, leaving Senator to struggle with nominations. Senator James Eastland's Judiciary Committee meets Weds. Pols. instinct to carp and harp at each other during election year will slow things down.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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