CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 06, 1976
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(Studio) House Ethics Committee holds hearing with regard to Representative Robert Sikes
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Citizens' lobby, Common Cause, charges Sikes with violating House rules for 4 years by helping pass legislature which helped him financially and for failing to file full report on income to the House [SIKES - says charges are baseless.] [Sikes' attorney Lawrence HOGAN - says no hearing took place because group argued about procedures. Common Cause wants to change all rules with regard to House closed sessions.] [C.C. spokesperson Fred WERTHEIMER - notes complaints of Common Cause with Congress procedures.] [Committee chairperson John FLYNT JR. - says committee didn't even discuss ground rules.] Committee to meet again next week
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin
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