CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 12, 1978
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(Studio) House defeat of farm bill, which President Carter had threatened to veto if passed by Congress, noted. Details of bill and administration opposition to it given. Senator Budget Committee vote to leave room in next year's budget for tuition tax credit, despite threatened veto from President, reported Carter's loss when House Science Committee voted to continue funds for Clinch River breeder reactor in Tennessee stated. Contd. impasse on Carter's energy package noted; congress conferees move to White House for compromise talks cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Reasons behind Carter's bringing congress conference committee to White House for future mtgs. stated. [Senator Henry JACKSON - believes action will move faster in White House than at Capitol. Notes progress and possibility of blowup in difficult negotiations.] [Representative Thomas ASHLEY - says they didn't get very far.] Visit to Carter by group of House energy conferees, all Republicans, to protest exclusion from negotiating sessions, noted. [Representative John ANDERSON - cites feelings on being excluded from consultations.] Protests of some Democrats also noted. [Representative Toby MOFFETT - thinks taking talks to White House is intrusion in House by President]
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
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