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Energy Plan / Senate Natural Gas Deregulation Vote / Clinch R. Project #249271

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 04, 1977
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(Studio) Senator votes to remove natural gas price controls; however, House has voted to continue controls, so issue not yet settled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senate vote ends 2 weeks of filibuster and debate. Details of bill, authored by Senators James Pearson and Lloyd Bentsen, noted. [BENTSEN - cites provisions of bill designed to keep consumer prices down.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - notes natural gas price will go up anyway, but question is whether or not to take lid off pricing.] Possibilities for action or non-action by conference committee taking up issue noted.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton Artist: Aggie Whelan

(Studio) Carter's comments on Senate vote noted. Vice President Walter Mondale helped break filibuster against deregulation. This issue produced different type of filibuster, and unusual technique to break it, with possible political fallout.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details with regard to method used by Vice President Mondale and Majority Leader Robert Byrd to break filibuster and reaction of Senators to it cited.
REPORTER: Phil Jones Artist: Aggie Whelan

(Studio) Conf. committee agrees to keep Clinch River breeder reactor project in Tennessee alive despite President Carter's request to cut funding.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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