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Energy Crisis / Administration, Cong. and Crude Oil Tax / Gasoline Ration Plan #258461

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 22, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's meeting with key congmen. to discuss energy bill delays reported His statements about lack of leverage at July economy summit in West Germany if energy measures don't move on through Congress detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Reports from congmen. at meeting that Carter plans to put fees on imported oil if Congress doesn't approve crude oil tax outlined. [Senator Henry JACKSON - thinks Congress should act first, but says it's clear Carter feels that if this doesn't happen, he must. Supports President in effort.] [Representative Al ULLMAN - hopes President and Congress will work together to impress upon American public important of getting pricing situation solved with acceptable crude oil tax.] [Senator Russell LONG - quotes Bible. Thinks it's possible for something to be worked out soon but doesn't expect it.] Energy Secretary James Schlesinger's announcement of completion of standby gasoline rationing plan mandated by Congress reported [SCHLESINGER - says plan will only be used as standby, but country. must be prepared should circumstances ever warrant use of it.] Details of plan given; 1973 Arab oil embargo mentioned. President Carter's upcoming trips to Houston and Fort Worth noted. The Alamo mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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