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Budget Cuts #24595

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 21, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon says his budget will help economy Today Senator directs Nixon to spend $700 million for rural electrification he doesn't want to spend. Votes for feds. to pay for antihijacking guards for airports.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) 12 mayors say Nixon plan to impound funds will ruin city budgets. Testify before Senator Edward Muskie's Govt. Operations subcommittee [Detroit Mayor Roman GRIBBS - says budget means Detroit citizens will lose jobs.] [Milwaukee Mayor Henry MAIER - says burden shifted again to local property tax payer.] [New York City Mayor John LINDSAY - says cutting funds for jobs and schools will mean more crime.] [Sam Francisco Mayor Joseph ALIOTO - says United States will rebuild North Vietnam but not American cities.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Capitol Hill) [Secretary of State William ROGERS - says feels Congress will support Nixon on North Vietnam reconstruction in the end.] Senator Mike Mansfield promises to support reconstruction in Indochina. [Senator George McGOVERN - suggests Nixon ask private sector to donate funds for North Vietnam rather than Congress]

Clark, Bob;
Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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