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House Leaders #244163

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 08, 1976
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(Studio) House Democrats and Republicans today complete leadership lineups.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Republicans in House reelect Arizona's John Rhodes as minority leader Rhodes says Republican punishment at polls with regard to Watergate has been cruel, but says similar incidents might be ahead for Democrats [RHODES - notes case of Representative Wayne Hays; says if House really to have new set of ethics, all sins of past need to be discovered.] [Democratic Representative John BRADEMAS - says he hopes Rhodes will ease up on partisanship and give Congress chance to get to business] Indiana's Brademas today appointed majority whip for new Congress, making downfall of Phillip Burton complete. Brademas considered to work well with O'Neill-Wright majority leadership; is Harvard graduate and Rhodes scholar. Burton now has only chrmship. of interior subcommittee on territories, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Island and American Samoa.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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