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Crime Bill / Health Care Reform #358302

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 12, 1994
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Rita Braver) The crime bill's defeat in the House yesterday and President Clinton's new offensive reported; scenes shown of Clinton at the National Police Convention in Minneapolis. [CLINTON - says it is the same old Washington game.] Conservative Democrats opposing the assault weapons ban, liberal members of the Black Caucus opposing the death penalty and Republicans politicking against Clinton reported as main factors that contributed to the defeat of the crime bill. [Representatives Lee HAMILTON, Charles RANGEL, Richard ARMEY - comment.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Bob Schieffer) The administration's strategy for not letting the health care reform issue go the way of the crime bill reported; scenes shown of Democrats conferring. [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - says he does not know when a vote will take place.] [Senator Bob DOLE - comments.] A bipartisan compromise plan from Senators John Chafee and John Breaux outlined.

(Studio: Dan Rather; Capitol Hill: Bob Schieffer; White House: Rita Braver) President Clinton's problems with the Democratically controlled Congress and the future of his presidency discussed.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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