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Oil Tariff / Court Decision / Ford / Pay Raises #241406

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 11, 1975
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(Studio) Federal Court of Appeals rules President Ford has no power to set $2 per barrel tariff on imported oil. 8 North E. govs. brought case.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Ford followed precedent set by Richard Nixon in setting tariff. Court overturns "honest attempt by the President to find a solution to a difficult crisis. . .". Only Congress has power to set tariffs; President may impose quotas. Oil companies and customers may be repaid all past tariffs collected. Govt. may appeal to Supreme Court
REPORTER: George Herman

(Massachusetts) [Governor Michael DUKAKIS - says states acting together have had impact on nation's energy policy. States won victory for Congress]
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) President Ford, vacationing in Colorado, orders justice and energy representatives to analyze decision, according to reporter Phil Jones. President thinking of ending tariff imports. To offset higher prices if oil controls allowed to expire. Ford plays golf with top economy adviser, doctor and golf professional President signs pay raise bill for 17,000 top government representatives, incling. Congress 8.6% cost of living raise.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Herman, George;
Kilpatrick, Jim;
Mudd, Roger

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