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Cong. Opening #259992

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 15, 1979
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(Studio) Report on opening of 96th Congress
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details about opening of Senator and House given. Among those mentioned are Senators John Heinz and Orrin Hatch and Representatives Charles Diggs and Dan. Flood. Audio tape played. [Representative John RHODES - comments on fiscal conservative attitude in Congress and chances for Democrats to put votes where rhetoric was.] Upcoming issues before Congress outlined, include controversy over President Carter's decision to break treaty with Taiwan without consulting Senator and over Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II. Carter's plans to send 1980 budget to Congress before State of Union address noted. [Senator Robert BYRD and Senator Howard BAKER - speaks to President via phone.] [Representative Jim WRIGHT - tells President via telephone that Representative John Rhodes, Bella Abzug and other president favorites are here.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Carter's statement to NBC News with regard to 1980 budget deficit plans reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil
Duration:
00:02:50

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