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Carter Setbacks / Energy Plan #253015

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 09, 1977
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(Studio) Carter's day disappointing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Congress committee rejects major parts of President Carter's energy program. House Ways and Means Committee rejects rebate for buying small cars, waters down penalties for inefficient cars. [Chairperson Ways and Means Committee Al ULLMAN - hopes to keep bill as is without Senator revising it.] [Representative Guy VANDER JAGT - believes bill is blow to economy] Gasoline tax proposal offered by -President Carter also rejected. Senator votes to give American Motors 2-yr. exemption from auto pollution standards set for big 3 companies
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Another House committee votes to free newly discovered natural gas from price controls; President against move.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter

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