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Senate / Quorum Lacking #238532

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 1975
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(Studio) In Topeka, President criticizes Congress for not approving his economic plan or coming up with one of their own. This hits Capitol Hill hard today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Although Senator Mike Mansfield canceled Lincoln Day Senate recess, many Senators not on Capitol Hill. [Senator Robert DOLE - thinks Democratic leadership canceled recess to make it appear Senator really at work.] Senate Foreign Relations Committee draws 7 of 17 mbrs.; Armed Services Committee has two of 16 members; Democrats committee on energy couldn't meet with three of seven members present; Finnance Committee forced to adjourn because only 7 of 18 show up to work on President's oil tariff. Senator Robert Byrd clears appropriations bill for Maritime Commission., but action later nullified because of number present in Senate.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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