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Impounded Funds / Legislative vs Executive #227410

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 05, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon withholds more funds appropriated by Congress Total is now $15 billion. New freeze involves programs in defense, agriculture and transportation. Outgrowth of impoundment is move to make Office Management and Budget leadership, include incumbents, subject to Senate confirmation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator Hubert Humphrey describes budget as conceived in secrecy. Senator Ervin says wants to get at impounding of appropriations by Nixon. Republican Whip Griffin leads opposition. Feels Roy Ash and Fred. Malek, already sworn in, should not be subject to Senator confirmation. 15 Republicans, include Goldwater, join Democrats in passing bill. House is sympathetic to bill. President veto certain, but could be overridden.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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