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Meese Confirmation / Farm Filibuster #301970

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 21, 1985
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(DC) Tentative agreement between Reagan administration and farm state Senators filibustering to block confirmation of Attorney General-designate Edwin Meese examined. [Senator James EXON - claims administration gave in. ] Focus of administration- farm lobby deadlock outlined on screen, discussed. [Senator Thad COCHRAN - praises agreement.] Admin. `s continued opposition to legislature aiding bankrupt farmers mentioned. [Agriculture Secretary John BLOCK - defs. administration's farm policy.] [Representatives Thomas DASCHLE, Walter JONES - respond.] Current status of administration-lobby negotiations and thus Meese confirmation reported.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil

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