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Contra Aid / House Vote #314705

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 11, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) House reported voting on further military aid for Contras; expected outcome and implications for President Reagan in wake of Iran arms scandal considered. Scenes shown. [Representatives Trent LOTT, Judd GREGG, Jon KYL - oppose aid moratorium as gift to USSR .] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - agrees.] Strategy behind House Democrats' tactic explained. [Representatives George MILLER, James TRAFICANT - criticize Oliver North's operation; consider Contra leaders Alfonso Robelo, Arturo Cruz and Adolfo Calero the 3 Stooges of Central America.] [Adolfo CALERO - claims Contras will demonstrate their effectiveness.] [National security adviser Frank CARLUCCI - notes President will work for further Contra aid.]

(Studio: Dan Rather, Phil Jones) Amt. Contras expected to get immediately and prospects for future funds considered.

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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