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Carter / Water Projects / Cong. Relations #250833

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 1977
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(Studio) Democrats and Republicans join forces in Senate to vote to keep water projects Carter cut from budget.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Letter with regard to issue sent to Carter from Robert Byrd; real issue, according to Byrd, is lack of congress consultation Carter has asked for so far. Democrat says Congress has learned it's coequal part of government thru Nixon-Ford years and won't give it up now.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(DC) Remarks of Press Secretary Jody Powell with regard to controversy over water projects and over Carter-Congress relations cited. Powell won't rule out veto or impoundment of funds if Senator and House include water projects; cites trouble in contacting House Interior Committee chairperson Morris Udall with regard to Carter plan, but later says it wasn't Udall but someone else.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Schieffer, Bob

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