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Legislative vs Executive #227916

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 06, 1973
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(Studio) Democrats launch new attack on Nixon administration's impounding of $15 billion for domestic programs appropriated by Congress
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) House Democrats submit bill written by Appropriations chairperson George Mahon requiring President to tell Congress within 10 days of appropriated funds he intends to refuse to spend. Congress then would have 60 days to override President decision. [Democratic Representative Carl ALBERT - says Congress has control over expenditure of funds under Constitution.] [Republican Representative Gerald FORD - says President not obligated to spend money appropriated by Congress] [ALBERT - says trying to establish Precedent for future President] [Republican Senator Hugh SCOTT - says Democrats always spend too much money.] [Democratic Representative George MAHON - says Nixon changing method of government operations.] [SCOTT - says if Congress can't keep down spending Nixon will.] [Federal Reserve Board Chairperson Arthur BURNS - says nothing is accomplished by battling over President prerogatives.] Burns supports plan in which Congress would set own spending limit.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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