CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1969
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(Studio) House Democrats declare legislature independence of White House At caucus, blame President Nixon for lack of accomplishment. Democratic House Major resolve to make their party's 1968 platform their guideline for activity. 2-party platforms similar. Appears Democrats to take legislature initiative. House rejects plan to modify electoral college. 192-159 signals close vote when bill to abolish electoral college comes up. Bill calls for election by popular vote.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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