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Carter / Energy Bill / Conference Committee #249018

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 19, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter says he may have to cancel November world trip if Congress hasn't completed energy legislature by then. Also meets with House members of conference committee
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter tells House members they did good job with own version of energy bill and asks them to stand firm with regard to proposed Senator changes. [Banking Committee chairperson Henry REUSS - thinks final version of bill will be close to House version and President's original submission.] [Ad Hoc Energy Committee chairperson Thomas ASHLEY - notes Carter made it clear administration is flexible with regard to legislature] [Ways and Means Committee chairperson Al ULLMAN - thinks they're all saying they'll stay as long as they have to get legislature, and President is saying same.] [CARTER - considers energy legislature important enough that, if Congress doesn't finish deliberations before November trip to begin, energy legislature would be put 1st.] Some Congmen. predict energy bill will be complete by mid-November
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(DC) Report on conference committee and its proceedings, include occasional confusion. [Senator John DURKIN - has question with regard to item already passed; didn't know it wa-3 passed due to questioning staff asst-.] Committee has begun narrowing differences on 1st of 5 parts to bill. [Representative Harley STAGGERS - takes committee vote.] Senator Henry Jackson says large size of committee does require muddling thru; at this point, committee is part of way through part 1 of legislature
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert

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