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Carter / Energy and Tax Bills #254994

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 10, 1978
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(Studio) Appeal and warning sent to Congress, preparing to adjourn, by President Carter noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter's request to Congress for help on energy bill and warning to Senator about its work on tax bill reported [CARTER - describes unacceptable aspects of Senator tax bill. Hopes congress conferees will take most acceptable measures from House and Senator bills to put into final bill, so that he can sign it. Says there will be no tax bill this year, if not.] Possible final news conference appeal to Congress for passage of long-awaited energy bill noted. [CARTER - thinks this will be most important vote Congress has taken during year and will be measure of effectiveness and achievement for year] Contd. lobbying for energy bill by administration reported; uncertainty with regard to outcome of vote stated. Aide's comments about Carter's position on tax bill and possible veto given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Carter's statement that Senator tax bill was unacceptable before Senator passage of it noted. His upcoming meeting at White House with Senator Russell Long and Representative Al Ullman, chairperson of cmtes. writing tax bill, detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details about Senator and House tax bills and differences in them given; items listed and discussed include capital gains tax and one-time tax break on house sale.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Schieffer, Bob

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