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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 11, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon loses Senate battle on tax reform, but wins in House on Civil Rights. Senator passes Tax Reform Bill 69-22. Has reduction for all and 15% increase in Social Security benefits.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Republicans call bill inflationary. Two Democrats against it. Exemptions raised to $800. Some loopholes still free. [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - calls bill passage slap in the face to Senator John Williams and others who were for Tax Reform. Politics involved.] House-Senate compromise to result.

(Studio) House approves Voting Rights Law, 234-179, as substitute for present one. Latter only applies to southern states. New law allows southern states to change voting requirements without Federal permission, unlike 1965 law Civil rights leaders wanted to keep old bill.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Clark, Bob;
Reynolds, Frank

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