CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 18, 1977
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(Studio) Senator gives voice-vote approval to idea of new code of ethics perhaps tied to pay raise. Code study would be done by new committee ; comes at time when move on to streamline committee structure.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) No. of cmtes. and subcmtes. noted. Edward Kennedy holds record for being on most cmtes.; West Virginia Senator Jennings Randolph is typical. Reporter notes Randolph's mbrship. on cmtes. and subcmtes.; asks how he keeps up with it. [RANDOLPH - says he's glutton for work.] Unusual jurisdictions of Cmtes. on Banking Commerce and Public Works noted. Reform proposal noted. Illinois Senator Adlai Stevenson is chairperson of Reform Committee [STEVENSON - says pressure for change coming from public as well as Congress] Co-chairperson Oregon Senator Robert Packwood says eliminating subcmtes. eliminates power bases. [PACKWOOD - says all have exceptions to reform.] [Minnesota Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - says he opposes abolition of Joint Econ. Committee] [Hawaii Senator Dan. INOUYE - says he wants to keep Veterans Committee] Comments of Senators Edmund Muskie, Russell Long and Packwood with regard to Public Works and Finance Cmtes., respectively, noted. Subcmtes. of South Carolina Senator Ernest Hollings, Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen, John Sparkman, George McGovern and Gaylord Nelson noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd