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CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 22, 1971
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(Studio) Senator votes on plan to finance presidential campaigns with taxpayers' money.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator votes, 52-47, to Senator Charles Mathias' amendment that dollar be given to whichever party the taxpayer indicates, or general fund or no donation given. Major ptys. to get maximum of $20 million each Republicans pick up votes of Independent Senator Robert C. Byrd and 4 South Democrat Senators: James O. Eastland, John Stennis, Sam. J. Ervin, Junior and John L. McClellan. Democrats pick up Senators C. McC. Mathias, Junior and Clifford P. Case and win by five; notes House Ways and Means Committee Chairperson Representative Wilbur D. Mills feels tax bill, with campaign fund amendment, will pass Congress conference Senator Hugh Scott calls bill raid on treasury and will ask Nixon to veto it.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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