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CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 17, 1982
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(Studio) Marathon session of Congress, due to Senate activity, noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [MAN - sings.] Senator debate on government funding bill described, include that on public works jobs. Senate chaplain's prayer quoted. Budget Committee chairperson Senator Pete Domenici's attempts with regard to public works jobs outlined. [Senator Mark HATFIELD - comments on bill.] President Reagan's reaction to jobs bill noted. [REAGAN - responds.] Mounting pressure on 4 Republican holdouts on Reagan's gas tax bill cited; letter to Senate majority leader Howard Baker mentioned. (House of Representatives film shown.) House approval of Reagan's Caribbean Basin initiative stated. Uncertain status of MX missile product funding bill noted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones Artist: Don Juhlin

(Studio) Reagan's reaction to Senator approval of MX product, subject to cong. approval of basing plan, stated. His appointed of panel to study basing plans, not limited to dense pack, noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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