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Energy / No Bill This Year / Carter #249842

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1977
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(Studio) Decision to adjourn congress conference committee on energy, after meeting on Thursday, and White House admission of defeat with regard to energy bill this year noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) president Carter's apparent agreement with Congress to give up on energy bill by end of year in return for agreement in principal from Congmen. with details to be worked out next year stated. White House spokesperson Rex Granum's remarks with regard to issue and Speaker O'Neill's comment earlier of little chance for bill this year noted. Concerns of administration and business with regard to future plans without detailed energy plan described, as well as foreign attitude on American failure to get energy policy. Effects of these dvts., and of those hoped for by White House before Carter leaves on foreign trip, on talks president will have with leaders like Shah of Iran and king of Saudi Arabia with regard to oil prices and United States energy policy noted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert

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