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(Studio) Congress Democrats demonstrate independence from White House, 1st in Senate committee refusal to take tax rebate money out of budget, now in House, where representatives reject total budget.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Budget Committee chairperson Robert Giaimo blames defeat on interference of admin.; Defense Secretary Harold Brown's success at getting full pentagon budget restored. [GIAIMO - says this is United States Congress, where Democrat major writes legislation, not Georgia legislature.] Some of bitterness stems from House leadership's fight to pass rebate, now dropped. [GIAIMO - says administration seems to be supporting business and defense money, but holding back on social and people programs.] Carter meets with Congmen. to defend cuts. [CARTER - hopes to have budget balanced by end of term.] Senator works on finalizing tax cut proposals.
REPORTER: George Herman
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Herman, George
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