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Cong. and Administration / Labor Reform Bill / South Korea Aid and Bribery Scandal #258455

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 22, 1978
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(Studio) Congress setbacks for President Carter noted: House vote to cut aid to South Korea for noncooperation in bribery scandal and Senate recommission of labor law revision bill.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Labor law supporters' failure to get cloture vote to end filibuster and opponents' success in getting bill sent back to committee reported [Senator Jesse HELMS - calls bill Proposition 14 and says people won.] [Majority Leader Robert BYRD - says this isn't time for wake for bill. Calls day victory for bill supporter because bill was sent back to committee ] Statement of AFL-CIO spokesperson given. Outlook for bill examined.
REPORTER: Phil Jones Artist: Arthur Lien

(Studio) House vote to cut some funds from South Korea's part in Food for Peace program because of South Korean government's refusal to fully cooperate in congressional bribery scandal reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) House debate on cutting funds outlined; audio tape played. [Majority Leader Jim WRIGHT - says there's been cloud of suspicion over House, and it must be dispelled.] [Representative Paul FINDLEY - states opposition to funds cut.] Purpose of House action detailed: to give spec. prosecutor Leon Jaworski more leverage in gaining access to testimony of former South Korean Ambassador Kim Dong Jo. Is noted that Senator could restore aid to South Korea, if arrangements made for Kim's testimony. Senator Ethics Committee meetings with regard to punishment, if any, for some members of Congress alleged to have accepted gifts from Koreans noted. Senate Intelligence Committee's report on influence scandal and work of some United States intelligence agencies in connection with it mentioned. [Committee chairperson Adlai STEVENSON - says there was enough early information in South Korean influence buying case to indicate scope of Korean intentions, down to names of congmen. and to Tongsun Park.] Charges about FBI's alleged failure of coordination stated. Other details of report given.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall Artist: Arthur Lien

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed;
Jones, Phil

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