CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 17, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's press conference announcement of plans to veto military authorization bill reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) [CARTER - announces veto.] Reasons for veto given; aides' reports that this signals tougher stand with Congress noted. Question about effect of veto on other legislation, like energy bill, stated. [CARTER - responds to question; explains view.] President's comments on other possible vetoes reported [CARTER - isn't satisfied with House-approved tax bill. Discusses use of veto, which he notes is given to President under Constitution. Thinks he should have vetoed water projects bill last year] White House advisers view that President must take tougher stand with Congress in order to shore up popularity cited; Gerald Ford's use of veto and Carter's statements about this during 1976 presidential campaign mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
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