CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1978
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(Studio) House Ways and Means Committee vote to cut Social Security tax increases scheduled for next 2 years noted; chairperson Al Ullman's deciding vote reported Committee's decision to use general revenue to aid Social Security benefits stated. Senate Foreign Relations Committee action in sending Mideast plane sale package to Senate floor reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Debate over package, tie vote on rejection of package and vote to send bill to floor detailed. [Senator Frank CHURCH - calls for rejection of package] [Senator George McGOVERN - says rejection would mean Saudis would buy planes from France.] [Deputy Secretary of State Warren CHRISTOPHER - states administration pleasure that committee didn't vote resolution of disapproval and administration position of optimism for floor consideration.] [CHURCH - thinks committee vote gives bill opponents chance to prevail.] Majority leader Robert Byrd's report that matter will be considered on Monday and his prediction that there are votes in Senate to approve sales to all 3 cntrys. noted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
(Studio) Senate Foreign Relations Committee's vote against lifting of arms embargo against Turkey, which Carter administration has proposed and House International Relations Committee has already approved, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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