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Congress / Junketing #243574

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 26, 1976
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(Studio) Treasury Secretary William Simon's trip to Moscow noted because of number of people travelling with him for 15-min. talk.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Cairo, Egypt) Congressmen travelling with wives, etc., prefer term "fact-finding" to "junketing." Charles Wiggins, California, enjoys the travelling. (Alabama Congressman Walter FLOWERS - feels members of House and Senator have probably abused privilege of travelling officially.] Sample itineraries noted. All meet President Sadat. United States ambassador Hermann Eilts loads Congressmen down on schedules. Representative William Lehman (Florida) studies rehabilitation ctrs. Real purpose of travelling noted. Abuses noted. Republican Representative Edward Hutchinson (Michigan), William Randall (Missouri) are "lame-duck" travelers. [RANDALL - claims they're making a report to leave for their successors.] [Florida Representative William LEHMAN - asserts he wouldn't travel on taxpayers' money, if he were a "lame-duck Congressman." ]
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Mudd, Roger;
Sheahan, John

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