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Congress / Recess / Record #265933

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 03, 1979
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(Studio) Beginning of August recess for Congress and White House criticism noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) President Carter's participation in birthday celebration for United Press International reporter Helen Thomas and Vice President Walter Mondale's criticism of Congress reported [MONDALE - says Congress has failed to make adequate progress on the President's proposals.] Stuart Eizenstat quoted with regard to House gasoline rationing bill provision. [EIZENSTAT - comments on "post-Watergate" behavior of Congress, tax cut.] Possible necessity of tax cut to reverse recession and administration actions in that realm examined.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Issues considered by Congress prior to recess examined; gasoline rationing, fuel conservation, windfall profits tax, synthetic fuels development, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II, national health insurance and hospital costs said to be considered when Congress reconvenes. Criticisms of Congress by administration outlined.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

McLaughlin, Marya;
Mudd, Roger;
Pierpoint, Robert

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