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Office of Economic Opportunity #24675

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 1973
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(Studio) Annual conference of govs. meets in DC. White House economic policy major concern.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Group of governors testifies before Senator Muskie's committee. Two Republican govorners defend President; four Democrats attack President [Georgia Governor Jimmy CARTER - says President putting retarded children out on street.] [WA Governor Dan. EVANS - says President correct in attempting to bring budget into line and in giving state and local governments, through revenue sharing and executive reorganization, more flexibility with revenue.] [Kentucky Governor Wendall FORD - says rebuild American before rebuilding North Vietnam.] [Virginia Governor Linwood HOLTON - says Senator must control its spending.]

(DC) In House, fight over spending focuses on Office of Economic Opportunity and Director Howard Phillips. [Representative Frank THOMPSON - says feels result of Office of Economic Opportunity cuts may result in long hot summer.] [Representative Shirley CHISHOLM - tells Phillips not to destroy poverty program.] [PHILLIPS - says poverty program not being done away with. Office of Economic Opportunity programs simply being put under different authorities.] Nobody believes Phillips.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

Clark, Bob;
Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill

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