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Legislative vs Executive #24429

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 01, 1973
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(Studio) Series of measures passed by last Congress vetoed by Nixon on grounds they were too costly. Senator approves legislature identical to 1 of vetoed measures. Rivers and harbors bill authorizes spending $593 million. Question of right of President to impound funds approPriated by Congress comes up at Senator hearings. Witness is Roy Ash, President budget director
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capitol Hill) [Senator Sam. ERVIN - says question is between what President wants and what Congress wants.] [Roy ASH - says Congress appropriates money without regard to inflation, so President must act.] Yesterday Nixon said Congress financially irresponsible.

Clark, Bob;
Reasoner, Harry

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