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(Studio) Last March Nixon asked Congress for sweeping reorg. entire executive branch. Nixon wanted to abolish 7 cabinet posts and put in their place 4 new ones. Congress turned President down. Now Nixon carries out reorg. by executive order. Without Congress approval President could not abolish outright 7 depts., but by naming 4 secys. to additional jobs as White House aides, Nixon carries out reorg. of administration Last month Treasury Secretary Shultz given additional job as assistant to President responsible for all economy programs. Today Nixon names Agriculture Secretary Butz to be in charge of all natural resources, Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Weinberger, human resources, and Housing Secretary Lynn, community development. Layer of White House aides put between President and super cabinet, and regular cabinet.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
- Rather, Dan
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