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President' Day / Def. Cuts / Shultz #27760

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 17, 1973
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(Studio) President' day filled with mtgs. to woo Congress and mollify George Shultz.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) President meets with key Senators to stop Congress cuts in defense budget. President' reasons behind keeping defense budget uncut reviewed. [Chairperson Armed Service Committee John STENNIS - favors very mild cuts in budget if Congress persists.] [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - believes excessive cuts can be made safely.] President meets with Treasury Secretary George Shultz; soothes Shultz's anger over possible tax increases reported earlier in week without Shultz's consultation. President curtails public appearances; to devote most time to Congress
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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