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Public Works Bill / Override / Reaction #44507

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 22, 1976
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(Studio) House overrides President Ford's veto of $4 billion public works bill. Senator votes to sustain president veto giving Congress voice in transfer or closing of military bases.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Public works bill designed to put 300,000 to work. House overrides Ford's veto of jobs bill and bill giving Congress say with regard to transfer or closing of military bases. Senator votes 51-42 to sustain veto.
REPORTER: David Garcia Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) President Ford disapptd. in override.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Ford drew up list of 74 programs stalled in Congress and asks that they be voted on. [FORD - says people expect full measure of public service.] Budget Director James Lynn says everyone must sit down and forget about pols. in order to work on bills.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Studio) Labor representative hails jobs bill.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(New Rochelle, New York) Reporter notes effect of bill on New Rochelle. [POLICEMAN - says laid-off police should be rehired with money.] City wants $3-4 million to rebuild downtown core. Project described. [Mayor Vincent RIPPA - cites advantages of plan.] Cnty. Teamster strike stalls library construction but most of industry was already out of work. Town leaders are pleased with veto over-ride.
REPORTER: John Martin

Compton, Ann;
Garcia, David;
Martin, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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