CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 18, 1982
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(Studio) President Reagan reported continuing personal lobbying for tax increase bill.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Bipartisan support of tax bill said indicated by presence of speaker Tip O'Neill and others Democrats at President's news announcement. [REAGAN - urges passage of legislature; notes bipartisan support.] White House mtgs. with conservative Congress discussed; Reagan's comments, include quote from Barry Goldwater, outlined on screen. [Representatives Thomas EVANS, Junior, Doug BARNARD, Robert MICHEL - express differing opinions.] bill's chance of passage considered.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
(DC) [Representative Harold SAWYER - wants constituent's opinion.] [Representative Chas WILSON - discusses situation with constituent.] President's letter to wavering Republicans shown, discussed, quoted on screen. [Representative Newt GINGRICH - anticipates backlash among Republicans after hearing that Edward Kennedy and Jerry Brown endorse the bill.] House leadership said disputing such sentiments.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
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