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Convention Funding #297648

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 20, 1984
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(Studio) Tax return form noted allowing taxpayer option of contributing to political campaigns.; such earmarked money noted also used to fund Democrat and Republican convs.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Both ptys. reported seeking additional federal funds for their convs. this yr.; details outlined on screen, discussed. [Democratic national committee chairperson Chas. MANATT - uses Lebanon bombing of Marines as example of need for increase security against terrorism.] [Mayor Dianne FEINSTEIN - notes uncertainty of modern world in terms of security precautions.] Justice Department recalled providing direct sec. grants for cities hosting convs. in past; Reagan budget cuts said eliminating such grants. [Republican national committee chairperson Frank FAHRENKOPF, MANATT - discuss issue of portion of federal funds actually used for convention security] [FEINSTEIN - has agreed with Manatt that portion of funds will be given directly to San Francisco.] [FAHRENKOPF - will use portion of funds for conv. hall improvements.] Probability that Congress will approve additional funds considered.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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