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Canal Treaty Developments #256852

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 14, 1978
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(Studio) Declarations by more Senators on positions with regard to Canal treaty reported Upcoming vote noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Is noted that neither side has votes to win in treaty showdown and pol. pressures mount. Senator Robert Packwood's remarks with regard to newspaper articles, indicating President Carter offers deals in return for pro-treaty votes, stated; audio tape played. [PACKWOOD - would like to think White House occupant is still President, not emcee of "Let's Make a Deal."] Senator James Allen's allegations that Senator Robert Byrd is dealing for votes noted. [BYRD - denies charge] Revelations of Senators Nunn and Talmadge of intention to vote for treaty reported [TALMADGE and NUNN - cite support for treaty.] [Senators William ROTH and Richard SCHWEIKER - cite opposition to treaty.] Is noted that major complaint most Congmen. have bad against Carter is that he hasn't known how to deal with them.
REPORTER: Phil Jones Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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