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State of Union Message #212943

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 23, 1971
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(Studio) In State of Union message, President Nixon outlined 6 goals: welfare reform, full employment, federal budget, attacking environmental problems, new national health care plan, revenue sharing and restructuring executive department Nixon seeks Congress cooperation.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Nixon meets with Congress leaders urging non-pol. consideration of programs. Congmen. express doubts about prospects for significant restructuring executive department [Senator Wallace BENNETT - have hard time getting plan passed; shakes up a lot of bureaucratic.] [Senator Hugh SCOTT - believe some restructuring government, confident of welfare reform, not as hopeful of revenue sharing.] [Senator Mike MANSFIELD - says Congress can give proposals hearing; hopes President gets proposals to Congress quickly.] In summation health program possible, disagreement about specifics; some welfare reform; revenue sharing and government reorganization face strong opposition.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Democratic National Chairperson Lawrence O'Brien accuses Nixon ignoring 2 vital aspects of State of Union - Vietnam and economy
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Morton, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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