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(Studio) Caspar Weinberger, Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary designate, testifies in Senate hearing.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Capitol Hill) Weinberger is target anti-Nixon Congress Liberals on Labor and Public Welfare Committee suspect Nixon of choosing Weinberger to direct drastic cutbacks in Department of Health, Education and Welfare programs. Senators Kennedy, Mondale and Hughes question Weinberger about where cuts may be made. Weinberger refuses to reply. [Senator Harold HUGHES - says won't approve nomination until questions are answered.] [Senator Walter MONDALE - asks Weinberger if he would object if Senator deferred recommendation on him until committee had budget and could question him about it.] [WEINBERGER - says would object.] Democrat liberals will try to hold up nomination until after Congress sees budget.
REPORTER: Bob Clark
- Clark, Bob;
- Reasoner, Harry
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