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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 06, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford signs bill tightening food stamp regulations. He says Congress dragging feet with regard to food stamp control. He vetoes public works bill. He orders federal investigation into irregularities of construction of AK oil pipeline.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Deputy Secretary Transportation, John Barnum, to head investigation.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(AK) 10% of welds in pipeline reported flawed or questionable. Press Secretary Ron Nessen says percentage of flaws may be higher. Congress sources say government aware of pipeline problems since September of 1975 and Ford is acting belatedly.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(DC) Representative John Dingell's house committee will send its own investigating team to AK.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert

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