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(Studio: Dan Rather) Parameters of President Reagan's proposed 1987 budgets summarized.
(DC: Bill Plante) [REAGAN - denies budget reduces commitment to poor, elderly or national security] Programs affected under plan listed on screen, discussed. [Representative William GRAY, Senator Robert DOLE - debate budget.] Admin. theatrics at Govt. Printing Ofc. noted. [Senator Pete DOMENICI - calls for tax increase] [REAGAN - is willing to consider oil import fee.]
(DC: David Martin) [Senator Gary HART - warns Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger not to expect Congress approval of his budget requests.] Amts. designated for specific defense programs, include Star Wars, listed on screen. [Senator Warren RUDMAN - notes role of local political considerations versus career Defense Department pols. in budget.] Weapons killed by Congress and revived by Pentagon cited as example [Former assistant defense secretary Lawrence KORB - explains needed approach to weapons system development]
- Martin, David;
- Plante, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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