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Energy Plan in Congress #252309

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 03, 1977
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(Studio) Energy chief James Schlesinger goes before Senate committee to urge passage of Carter energy plan and that it be treated as whole, not in pieces.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [SCHLESINGER - has concluded no one can be pleased by plan.] Admin. estimates of plan's effect on economy noted. [SCHLESINGER - cites problems in future if energy plan not adopted now. Says most people won't be damaged by package] At "blue-collar caucus" gasoline tax is prime concern. [Edward BEARD - says blue-collar public tells him they don't want and can't afford gas tax.] Schlesinger is asked if administration would sacrifice gas tax to get other package elements passed; he says there aren't any sacrificial elements in plan.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Federal Reserve Board chairperson Arthur Burns says energy plan is complicated and he doesn't understand it.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:02:10

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