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Steering Committee / Chairmen Dumped #236615

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 15, 1975
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(Studio) Reform movement in House reaches into ranks of chairwoman
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Democrat steering committee ousts Banking Committee chairperson Wright Patman and House administration committee 's Wayne Hays. [PATMAN - denounces steering committee 's secret ballot.] Representative Henry Reuss succeeds Patman. Representative Frank Thompson succeeds Hays. Edward Hebert, Armed Services chairperson and Agriculture Committee chairperson W.R. Poage barely make it through steering committee to return to chrmships. Full Democrat caucus must ratify changes tomorrow.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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