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Senate Filibuster #226944

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 03, 1973
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(Studio) Senator demonstrates filibuster still effective weapon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator James Allen leads filibuster to pass national debt ceiling bill without amendment calling for campaign finance reforms. Senator Lowell Weicker argues against campaign legislature now; Senator Edward Kennedy for campaign legislature Senator John Stennis for simple debt ceiling bill. Senator Hugh Scott and Senator Mike Mansfield move to adopt straight national debt ceiling bill. Campaign reform amendment lost. [Senator James ALLEN - believes money grabbers, hoping to pass campaign handout bill, obstructed passage of national debt. ceiling bill.] Results of filibuster summarized.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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