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President / Cong. Leaders Meet / Economy #236626

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford personally urges congress leaders to act quickly on tax and energy proposals.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Several members predict Congress likely to adopt gasoline rationing rather than President' energy plans. [Senator Robert BYRD - thinks incrd. tax on gas to add to inflation; gas consumption probably won't decrease] By midday, top administration officials holding series of briefings designed to counter such criticism. [President' cnsl. Robert HARTMANN - believes President' econ. program must be acted on now.] [Secretary Treasury William SIMON - says President' economy, energy package not fruit basket when taken in its entirety.] [PRES. - urges bipartisan support from Congress] [New Jersey Governor Brendan BYRNE - thinks President' energy plan to cause greater impact on New Jersey than most states.] [Texas Governor Dolph BRISCOE - thinks tax proposals to be disastrous on state's economy] Admin. hard sell conts.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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