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(Studio) Carter today asks Congress for authority to reorg. government; details and opposition to plan by House Govt. Operations Committee chairperson, Texas Representative Jack Brooks noted. Senator does some reorg. of own today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Senator drops some cmtes. and subcmtes.; number and name of cmtes. listed. Senator Henry Jackson now has control of all energy issues with chrmship. of new Energy and Natural Resources Committee; Senator Russell Long has charge of Finance Committee, which will consider most of major Carter economy proposals. Senator George McGovern's Nutrition Committee gets only 1 year reprieve. [McGOVERN - says surviving cmtes. were ones with most powerful lobbies.] Republicans also win in reorg. Lone vote against plan was from North Dakota Senator Quentin Burdick who lost Post Office Committee
REPORTER: Phil Jones
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Jones, Phil
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