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CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 09, 1978
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(Studio) Senate majority leader Robert Byrd's successful attempt to get Senator to invoke cloture, barring further non-tax amendments to tax cut bill, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given about Senator action on tax bill and amendments that limit application to single or small special interest groups. Exs. given in statement by Senator William Proxmire include tax breaks for one poultry house in ME and one in Arkansas and amendment written primarily for Texas International Airlines. [PROXMIRE - thinks it isn't corruption, but Senators wanting to help constituents to benefit at expense of general taxpayers.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones Artist: Arthur Lien

(Studio) Senator passage of 2 energy-related bills, which are sent to House, noted. Bills reported to be compromise versions of President Carter's energy plan.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given about bill on energy conservation written by cong. conference committee and approved by Senator and sent to House Senator passage of bill on utility rates also reported House leaders hopes to package this bill with natural gas pricing compromise, in effort to limit opposition to that plan, stated.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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