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Cong. Action #255039

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 12, 1978
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(Studio) Congress conference committee efforts to reconcile House and Senator tax cut bills before adjournment noted. Complications of efforts to find bill acceptable to White House by House vote to accept Senator 5-yr. tax and spending cut plan reported Congress action on energy plan, described as different from plan sent to Congress by President Carter, stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Examination of changes in energy bill from that sent to Congress by President to present form under consideration prior to adjournment of Congress Films shown of Carter remarks of April 18, 1977. [CARTER - calls energy policymaking efforts moral equivalent of war.] 5 parts of energy plan listed as originally presented and as Congress has changed them. Upcoming House vote on energy bill noted. Carter's remarks of October 10, 1978, shown in film. [CARTER - believes this will be most important vote cast by Congress this year]
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) House action on abortion funding section of Department of Health, Education and Welfare appropriations bill and on defense budget reported; Senator continued negotiations on Humphrey-Hawkins bill stated. Delay of defense budget passage noted to have threatened stalling of military payrolls.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Conditions in Senate as end of term draws near described; is noted that sometimes even majority leader Robert Byrd and Senator Russell Long lost control. Actions and statements by Senators James Abourezk, Edward Kennedy, Lloyd Weicker, John Durkin outlined. Representative Tim Lee Carter, who is physician, noted as warning about history of deaths in Congress during end of term; 2 deaths reported to have occurred this week
REPORTER: Phil Jones Artist: Arthur Lien

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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