CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 06, 1972
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(Studio) Seniority system of Congress protected for many reasons.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Ad hoc committee on Congress reform hears testimony on erosion of Congress authority and inefficiency of seniority system. [Senator Mark HATFIELD - says offices used by Congress a relic of 19th century.] Senator offices assigned by seniority system. Senator Aiken highest in seniority - came to Senator in 1941. Edward Kennedy's office very cramped. Philip Hart loaned new furniture by office supply firm.
REPORTER: Hal Walker
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