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(Studio) Upcoming final House vote on President Carter's standby gasoline rationing plan noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) House test vote with regard to plan detailed; scenes of House debate shown, via House television videotape. [Representatives John RHODES, Robert BAUMAN - give anti-plan speeches.] [Representatives Jim WRIGHT, Richard BOLLING - give pro-plan speeches.] Objectives of plan examined; individual states affected by administration's revision listed on screen. Consequences of House rejection considered.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
(Studio) Energy Secretary James Schlesinger's urging of House Ways and Means Committee to approve windfall profits tax on oil reported; details given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) [SCHLESINGER - there's zero probability of gasoline rationing unless international crisis occurs; states government intentions of rationing plan; mentions Persian Gulf.] Schlesinger quoted with regard to California gasoline shortage and price decontrol. [SCHLESINGER - comments with regard to gasoline prices in west Europe.] Schlesinger quoted with regard to price increase, oil reserves.
REPORTER: George Herman
- Benton, Nelson;
- Herman, George;
- Mudd, Roger
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