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Senate Debate / Surtax / ABM #204610

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 18, 1969
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(Studio) Democratic leaders refuse to act on Nixon's 10% surtax without tax reforms.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Senator Mike Mansfield says Admin. runs risk of filibuster if tries to pass surtax bill before reforms ready. Senator Everett Dirksen accuses Mansfield of playing with American destinies, Senator Hugh Scott says Demos, will be to blame for inflation spiral. [SCOTT - says going into my state by helicopter after August 13 recess and tell them who's responsible for inflation.] Mansfield accuses Scott of political threats and trying to saddle Democrats with Republican fiscal problems. Senator Clifford Hansen finally started anti-ballistic missile debate in almost empty chamber. Senator Stuart Symington withdrew request for another secret session. anti-ballistic missile vote expected Jul. 29 or 30.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd; ARTIST: Howard Brodie

Mudd, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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