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Government Limousines #262598

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 17, 1979
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(Studio) Senator William Proxmire's crusade against use of chauffeur driven automobiles by large number of government officials noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) No. of chauffeur driven government employees given and depts. mentioned. [PROXMIRE - speaks about immense cost to taxpayer.] 1946 Controller General's opinion that use of government vehicle was a matter of administration discretion cited. Recent Herblock cartoon in "Washington Post" concerning use of government vehicles and their gasoline consumption shown. Energy Department Secretary Schlesinger reported to have sent memo concerning reduction of use of government vehicles. [PROXMIRE - speaks of ending free parking of all government officials.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Studio) Interstate Commerce Commission statement that Senator Proxmire's figures for their department were incorrect and "Smithsonian" magazine editor's claim his chauffeur paid by private funds given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Duvall, Jed;
Schieffer, Bob

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