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Carter / Public Works Bill / White House Lawn Incident #255285

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 03, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's announcement that he will veto public works bill, because of water projects in it that he opposes, noted. Upcoming fight between President and House and Senator Democratic leaders, who favor bill, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter's meeting with cabinet and later public announcement of plans noted. [CARTER - says he and Congress must set inflation-fighting example for nation and public works bill is wrong example Is determined to win fight with congress leaders] Planned publicity blitz by White House to explain Carter's position outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) View of Carter's decision on Capitol Hill given. House speaker Thomas O'Neill's refusal to change position favoring bill after Carter's phone call to him noted. Earlier predictions that Congress could override veto without trouble and subsequent White House lobbying on Hill reported [House maj. leader Jim WRIGHT - comments on situation and Carter's relations with Congress] Reports that some Republicans may vote for veto in hopes of pushing angry Democrats to oppose other Carter-supported legislature, like energy bill.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Man's unwarranted entry to White House grounds as President and Mrs. Carter lunch in Oval Office detailed. Film shown. Man is identified as Anthony Henry, of Dayton, Ohio.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Schieffer, Bob

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