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(Studio) Campaign reform bill reaches critical stage in Senate Opponents introduction amendment deleting public financial provision, but amendment defeated.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) [Senator James ALLEN - intends to filibuster public financial bill.] Common Cause charges Democrats with dragging out public financial bill, particularly Representative Wayne Hays. [HAYS - agrees to public financing of presidential races but not Congress] [Chairperson Common Cause John GARDNER - claims public financing badly needed in congress races also.] [HAYS - cuts Common Cause.] [GARDNER - states Hays has been opponent of campaign reform bill since its introduction]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(White House) President' version of campaign reform bill outlined.
REPORTER: Jerry Landay
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Landay, Jerry;
- Smith, Howard K.
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