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Impounded Highway Funds / Release / Reaction #238555

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 12, 1975
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(Studio) Federal Washington, DC judge orders administration to release all impounded highway funds, not just $2 billion unfrozen by President yesterday. Reaction to release of hwy. funds mixed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) More and more projects stalled on drawing board, but California hopes to get $190 million worth of road building underway; translates into 14,000 jobs. [Interntl. Union of Operating Engineers official Bill FLOYD - wants to know when building can get underway.] [Construction WORKERS - react to their plight.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Chicago, Illinois) Most of money to go for completing interstate highway systems and upgrading local freeways; projects long-term. [Illinois Governor Dan WALKER - says his state to have difficulty in matching federal funds so they can get money. Long-term projects such as those mentioned above couldn't begin by spring or summer to help economy now.]
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

(DC) [Senator Robert PACKWOOD - thinks it's good idea to put people to work now.] [Senator Gaylord NELSON - doesn't think plan runs against any environmental policy; action to create jobs.] Even Sierra Club approves President releasing impounded highway funds. [Sierra Club Linda BILLINGS - says she's glad President urging funds to be used for mass transit.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy;
Stahl, Lesley;
Wagner, Richard

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